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Good weather, intense interest spark huge turnout at Christina school referendum

People are turning out in large numbers today to vote on a Christina School District referendum that would raise $25 million over three years for the struggling school system.  This is the second attempt to pass a referendum proposal, which...

Beau Biden Scholarship winners named – seniors get financial awards for college

More than $25,000 in scholarship funds have been awarded to six graduating high school seniors in honor of Beau Biden, Delaware's former Attorney General. The Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship was established by the I Could Do Great Things Foundation, founded in...

Students take “philanthropist” driver’s seat, steering $50,000 to charity

Students representing almost every high school in the state have been busy this year learning about the good works of Delaware nonprofits and how they, as youngsters, can make a difference.   Dozens of students participated in a program run by...

A honking good time: car parades celebrate Brandywine District grads

Engines were humming on Sunday at three local high schools as cars lined up to celebrate hundreds of seniors forced to finish their final semesters in quarantine. Students from Brandywine (125), Mt. Pleasant (240) and Concord (286) rode along with...

UD outlines fall reopening plans

The University of Delaware is considering multiple options for bringing students back to campus in the fall, including pushing the start date to early October. As university leaders across the country grapple with decisions about reopening, UD President Dennis Assanis...

All Saints Catholic School in Elsmere to Close

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington announced today that All Saints Catholic School in Elsmere will not reopen in the fall due to financial difficulties brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Diocese said support from foundations and donors have...

Local orgs pivot to virtual events for big spring fundraisers

Serviam Academy’s annual Evening Under the Stars is the kind of event that has come to be an unofficial kickoff to the beautiful season of late spring. Each year the gala has grown in attendance and raised more funds for...

Delaware’s uneven long distance learning experience: “The wild, wild west”

The plunge into remote learning for Delaware's 140,000 students has been one of significantly varied experiences and different levels of success. One education advocacy organization has released a new database that compiles and compares district and charter school distance learning...

UD Takes $65 Million Budget Hit from COVID-19, Summer Programs go Online

In a letter to the University of Delaware community, school president Dennis Assanis said the coronavirus pandemic had created an "unforeseen" $65 million impact on the school's budget that would need to be filled by spending cuts. Assanis said that...

UD Still Hopes to Have a Graduation in 2020

Two weeks ago the University of Delaware pulled the plug on the planned May 30 commencement, asking the graduating senior class at that time for input on how they wanted to be celebrated. In a letter to the UD community...
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DelTech’s Wilkins wins 100th game as softball head coach

  Delaware Technical Community College softball season's  14-2  recording includes Head Coach Guy Wilkins his 100th career victory, which came...

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review: April 22, 2021

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review: April 22, 2021 Open the Weekly Review Here This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Longwood brings back Illuminated Fountain Shows ‘What it means to be a...

For Above Seven, designing workout gear is tiny part of business plan

A7 wants to provide resources for student athletes from one-parent households in Delaware, and eventually beyond
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