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State may triple COVID testing to handle teachers, students going back to school

As Delaware school districts declare how they will start the new year, the state is preparing to test all teachers and students for the coronavirus before they return to classes. “We are going to be … probably doing twice to...

Thinking outside the classroom: How private schools plan to teach outside

When students return to school in a few weeks, outdoor classes – a strategy promoted to reduce coronavirus exposure – will be a familiar thing at  private schools in New Castle County, such as Sanford School, The Tatnall School...

Schools start sports workouts after getting state OK

  St. Georges head football coach John Wilson will finally be reunited with his team Tuesday when they all meet to begin conditioning programs. “We’re very excited and happy to be able to be with our kids again,” said Wilson, who...

Several sports can resume starting this week across the state

State health officials are busy pursuing two parallel paths --  developing plans around a potential resurgence of the coronavirus while setting guidelines for multiple activities as Delaware's rolling reopening continues. On Friday, the Delaware Division of Public Health issued guidance...

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...

Two Tower Hill seniors receive top DIAA Senior Scholar-Athlete awards

Six Delaware student-athletes were named winners of the 2020 DIAA/Harry Roberts-Senior Scholar Athlete awards.  This is the first time in the history of the scholarship that first place was awarded to a female and male student-athlete from the same school. Katelyn...

The USS Delaware’s Commissioning: Remembering the First State’s Special Role in US Navy History

Today, Saturday, April 4, 2020 was to be the day thousands of Delawareans gathered for a ceremony to celebrate the first ship, or in this case submarine, to bear the name USS Delaware in a hundred years. Unfortunately, as...

The Incredible Story of When Rock and Roll Legends Played a Delaware High School

It wasn’t exactly Madison Square Garden, but, for several years, it was the closest Delaware had to a big-time musical venue, and it was just a cramped, high school gymnasium. From 1969-75, Mount Pleasant High hosted some of the biggest...

Salesianum’s Alek Elder Named Swimmer of the Year

The state’s best high school swimmer is only a sophomore, but his coach says he’s already in the “top echelon” of swimmers at a school that has had a little bit of success in the pool over the years. Salesianum’s...
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State expects shipment of one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, maybe by week’s end

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose, unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which need two doses.

Smyrna still unbeaten, takes Henlopen Conference title in win over Seaford

Seaford will be the first seed in the state tournament, and Smyrna is the 6th seed.

COVID cases decline; more than 200,0000 vaccines given; state continues testing

The state has created a way for people to report violations of the state's vaccine policy
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