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Education

Colleges get $45 million in COVID-19 assistance

The federal CARES Act requires the funding to go to specific expenses directly related to COVID-19 response. All CARES Act money must be spent by Dec. 31.%

Teachers union on COVID: ‘To be clear, something isn’t working here’

DSEA wants the state to weigh in more on school district decisions, saying the rise in cases outside the schools will soon affect them.

Wanna see a BIG blue hen? UD creates guide to public art in Newark

'The art map is an amazing interactive story that lets you discover murals and paintings that commemorate UD and Newark’s history.''

Delaware’s Teacher of the Year channels hurt into inspiring career

Abandoned as a child, Kimberly Strong has turned her struggle to embrace her past into a classroom that welcomes diversity of all kinds.

State aims for better early childhood ed with new position, grant money

  The state of Delaware has created a $1 million fund to help child care center recoup some of the money they've had to spend to help kids with remote learning. The Department of Education also announced a new position that...

UD to students: We’re skipping spring break in 2021

As the University of Delaware continues to balance service during the COVID pandemic with drops in revenue, it announced Wednesday that it will not include a week for spring break in its schedule. The spring semester will start Feb. 15,...

Libraries step up to pandemic by offering more services

“Libraries are not just about books,” said Jerry Keiser, executive director of the Seaford District Library. “We’re more of the heart of the community.” That concept is why it’s welcome news that Delaware libraries are doing more to help a society transformed by...

McKean’s Kimberly Stock named Delaware Teacher of the Year

  Kimberly Stock, an English and English learner teacher at McKean High School, was named Delaware's 2021 Teacher of the Year. Stock accepted her award with a teary, animated speech telling her students that they should be able to see themselves...

State agrees to spend millions more on special education to settle lawsuit

  The state of Delaware has agreed to spend tens of millions more a year on special needs students to settle a lawsuit currently pending in Delaware's Court of Chancery. One catch: The Delaware General Assembly has to vote to pony...

UD announces 5% pay cut for non-unionized employees

Non-unionized University of Delaware employees will have their pay cut 5%, effective Nov. 1, the university announced today. The university’s announcement says that most employees will mark the loss with days off without pay: Three days prior to Thanksgiving (Nov....
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Restaurants, Public Health respond to crowded food court photo

Restaurant owners say they want a level playing field, “Somebody has to speak up for us, and it can’t always be Carrie,” one restaurant owner said.

Diamond Dance Company Nutcracker performance planned

by Terry Rogers Traditionally, Diamond Dance Company annually performs The Nutcracker at local high schools and...

Been around folks you don’t live with? State wants you to be tested

Gov. John Carney: 'Let’s all do our part to limit the spread this winter. Wear a mask. Think twice before gathering with friends or family.'
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