Wilm. Prayer Breakfast includes pleas for peace in Middle East

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The fighting and loss of life in Gaza and Israel was brought up several times during Thursday morning’s annual Delaware Leadership Prayer Breakfast, attended by more than 500 people. New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer, who is Jewish, asked for a moment of silence for those who were killed or suffering as a result of the fighting after Hamas terrorists …

Delaware will give away 44,000 cans of an Australian baby formula, starting this week.

Delaware to give away 44,000 cans of baby formula

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Delaware began giving away 44,000 cans of baby formula Wednesday. The formula, purchased with Donate Delaware and other organizations, will be distributed by the Food Bank of Delaware. It will be given away at sites up and down Delaware, including The Rose Hill Community Center, Boys and Girls Clubs, St. Stephen’s Food Pantry, Nemours Childrens Hospital, Westside Healthcare, La Red …

EastSide Charter broke ground on its new $25 million STEM hub Wednesday. (Jarek Rutz/Delaware LIVE News)

EastSide breaks ground on $25 million community STEM hub

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

EastSide Charter’s new $25 million STEM hub boils down to one word: accessibility, said Chief Executive Officer Aaron Bass. That hub was one step closer to reality Wednesday after the charter school held a groundbreaking ceremony for the 24,000-square-foot building scheduled to open in fall 2024. “The number one industry in Delaware is STEM,” Bass said, but many students don’t …

Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long spoke on the state of early education in Delaware.

Report: Despite early childhood ed gains, some kids need help

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Generally praising Delaware’s investments in early childhood education, a state panel also said “a tremendous number” of underserved children don’t have access to it because of a lack of teachers and the cost of childcare. That puts them at a disadvantage when they go to kindergarten, said the final report from the Delaware Early Childhood Advisory Committee.  The teacher shortage …

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Del. health department marks 100,000 substance abuse treatment referrals

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

Katy L. Pack/Getty Images The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services has surpassed a milestone of 100,000 Delawareans to substance use and mental health services. Referrals are made through the Delaware Treatment and Referral Network, conducted by the agency’s Division of Substance Use and Mental Health. Delaware is the first state to make more than 100,000 referrals using the …

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Child care providers, DSU to receive millions in COVID-19 relief funds

Charles Megginson Education, Government, Headlines

Flanked by Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, Gov. John Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, DSU President Tony Allen holds two beneficiaries of the governor’s initiative to strengthen early childhood education in Delaware – the 2021-22 Little Mr. and Miss DSU, Corey Bazemore and Alessandra Spence. Photo courtesy of Delaware State University.  With Delaware’s unemployment rate hovering around 5 percent, state …