House Bill 430 is the state's latest attempt to combat its teacher shortage.

More legislation in the works to address teacher shortage

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

A bill that would help address the state’s lingering concern over a teacher shortage was unanimously released by the Senate Education Committee Wednesday.  House Bill 430, now headed to the Senate floor, would encourage schools to begin a Grow Your Own Educator Program, which supporters believe will improve recruitment, retention and diversity of teachers in the First State’s public schools. …

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Two Appoquinimink teachers inch closer to Grammy

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

  Two Delaware music teachers have a shot at doing something that Queen, Jimi Hendrix and Tupac Shakur never did in their illustrious careers: win a Grammy award. Appoquinimink School District’s Ryan Moseley and John Gordon have been named as quarterfinalists for the 2023 Music Educator Award, which is given by the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum.  The pool of …

Delaware schools plan to help students with summer and other programs.

School bus drivers return with new contract vote next week

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  Christina and Appoquininimink school district buses ran as normal Friday morning as drivers returned to work after a one-day strike with a new contract to vote on next week. They were among the systems disrupted when Teamsters Union 326 bus drivers went on strike Thursday after contract negotiations with First Student Transportation failed. The move had Appoquinimink, New Castle …

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Possible bus driver strike might make Appo high schools go virtual

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo by Thomas Park on Unsplash. Appoquinimink School District may have to transition its high schools to virtual-only instruction, but not because of COVID-19.  In an email sent to parents Friday, Middletown High School principal Amanda Conley said that First Student Busing, who the district contracts for student transportation services, may be facing an employee strike. “We recently received notice …

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First in Del.: New high school grads line up post-college jobs

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

(Photo by Max Fischer from Pexels) Four new Appoquinimink School District alumnae have received contingent offers of employment at their alma maters – if they complete a college teaching degree and meet all the other requirements. The Grow Your Own Initiative, aimed at a nationwide teacher shortage and the huge growth in the district – is a first in Delaware …

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DMA bats come up big as Seahawks beat Appo for 1st baseball state title

Betsy Price Headlines, Sports

Delaware Military Academy 2021 Baseball State Champions   The Seahawks entered Monday’s game having never played in a baseball state championship and left with the school’s first state title. This all went down before a record-breaking crowd that saw over 2400 people in attendance, the most at Frawley Stadium since the championship game moved there in 1994.   The Seahawks …