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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....

Teacher’s mindfulness lessons help cut suspensions, disruptions

The Colonial School District Teacher of the Year will never forget his first review on the job. “I got the worst administrative evaluation you could possibly get,” said Khayree Bey, “because they didn’t understand what I was doing.” Two years later,...

5 industries targeted in new jobs training program

Five industries are targeted in a $10 million plan to train Delawareans who are unemployed or underemployed from the pandemic, state officials announced Wednesday. Forward Delaware will focus on computers and information technology; hospitality and food services; transportation and logistics;...

Some colleges plan only online classes in spring. Some don’t

Colleges and universities in Delaware have developed different plans for spring classes. Here's the latest: Delaware State University No decision has yet been made, a spokesman for the Dover school said today.   Delaware Tech Delaware Technical Community College, which has campuses in all...

Goldey-Beacom planning to go hybrid in the spring

Goldey-Beacom College, which this fall is handling all classes online, is planning for a hybrid model in the spring semester, the president of the Pike Creek school said today. "Everything is online right now – all DBA, graduate and undergraduate...
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