Camp Lenape has been giving people with orthopedic disorders a summer community since 1972.

Camp Lenape: A family of fun for orthopedically disabled

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Along Route 12 is a small white cottage with a flag attached to a post on the porch, reading “bloom where you are planted.” Step inside to find campers doing arts and crafts, jamming on instruments, and, most importantly, cannonballing into the pool outside.  Camp Lenape, created in 1972, is a six-week camp running from July to the middle of …

Red Clay, Christina and Brandywine school boards are getting their first debriefing of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative's draft agreement before voting whether to commit.

Wilmington Learning Collaborative: Who will sign on first?

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Red Clay Consolidated School District may become the first district to vote on the agreement that would formally set up the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. Both Red Clay and Christina district boards had a synopsis of the 16-page draft agreement read to them Tuesday night. Both agreed to consider the issue in their next meeting. Christina will meet Aug. 9, but …

Caesar Rodney summer reading program

Caesar Rodney debuts ‘100-minute’ reading challenge

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  The Riders of Caesar Rodney School District have saddled up to corral a higher number of summer reading minutes. And in doing so, the students just might lasso some of the hundreds of dollars worth of prizes as a reward.  Until Friday July 22, kindergarten to grade 12 students in any of Caesar Rodney’s 13 schools can participate in …

Appoquinimink School District buses

Appo votes to buy 25 buses for fall use

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  Appoquinimink School District’s board voted unanimously this week to  invest $215,000 in up to 25 new buses by the fall. This will help serve 2,000 students for whom the district has not been able to provide busing. The idea of the district purchasing its own buses instead of relying only on companies that contract with the district to provide …

Appo's bookmobile will visit four sites July 20.

Appo bookmobile: Hundreds of freebies July 20

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Appoquinimink School District librarians are hopping in their bookmobile and giving away hundreds of free publications July 20.  While the giveaway has been going on for more than a decade, the project this year will include a mobile trailer to organize the selection of books.  The volunteer effort of district librarians has been going on for about 15 years, said …

Appo's Transportation Committee voted to ask the district's school board for 11-25 new buses for next year.

Appo committee to ask school board to buy 25 buses

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Appoquinimink’s Transportation Committee voted Thursday to buy up to 25 new school buses for fall, as the district’s contractors struggle to find drivers for the 2,000 students who still need to be assigned to buses. Tom Poehlmann, the district’s director of Safety, Security and Operations, originally proposed buying 11 buses to the committee. On Thursday, he said the district needed …

a large brick building with Delaware Legislative Hall in the background

Reading, teacher retention top successful 2022 education bills 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Rodel, a local nonprofit espousing better education in Delaware, calls the 151st General Assembly, which just ended, the “Education General Assembly,” in regard to the number of education bills that passed. “There’s more than 50 education bills this session and a 7% increase in the budget,” said Madeleine Bayard, senior vice president of Rodel. “They got a lot done and …

Caesar Rodney is investing in BoardDocs to give the public easier access to their school board news. (Unsplash)

Caesar Rodney turns to BoardDocs for easier public access

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Caesar Rodney’s school board voted Tuesday night to buy software that will cost $10,500 annually, but serve as a one-stop-shop for families seeking information. All meetings, agendas, meeting minutes, documents, recordings, policies and other information about the school board will be easily available, the board was told. BoardDocs is a paperless meeting management software for public school boards. Eleven of …

From left, Emily McCullough, Carrie Waegale, Zoe Peters at this year's HOSA-Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference, where 15 Delaware students finished in the top 10 in various competitions.

Delaware students make several Top 10 lists at healthcare conference

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Several First State students finished in the top 10 of events at the 45th annual HOSA Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference in Nashville. The gathering of 10,500 students and advisors from across the world included more than 150 Delawareans competing in events such as ​​medical reading, epidemiology, sports medicine, community awareness, dental terminology and health education.  15 Delaware students …

Eight Delaware students scored top 10 finishes in 10 different competitions at the 2022 National STEM Conference in Dallas.

10 for 10: Delaware students shine at national STEM conference

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Eight different Delaware students finished in the top 10 of 10 different competitions at this year’s national STEM conference in Dallas. Overall, 103 Delaware students competed in the event, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The events included computer-aided design, dragster design, leadership strategies, manufacturing prototype, on-demand video, promotional graphics, structural engineering, system control technology, video game design, …