Carney picks former Brandywine superintendent for state education post

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  Dr. Mark Holodick has been nominated to replace Dr. Susan Bunting as secretary of education. Photo by DigitalElements/Pixel   Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday he will nominate the former superintendent of Brandywine School District as the new secretary of the Delaware Department of Education. Dr. Mark Holodick lead Brandywine for a decade before going to work at the University …

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Brandywine school board meeting canceled due to maskless parents

Charles Megginson Education, Government, Headlines

Parents not wearing masks at Brandywine School Board meeting chanted, ‘follow the science, masks don’t work.’ Photo by MChe Lee/Unsplash   Updated. A Brandywine School District board meeting was canceled Monday night after numerous attendees refused to comply with the governor’s recent school mask mandate. Nearly 40 minutes after the scheduled start-time, school board president John Skrobot III and superintendent …

Moms say they will keep kids home rather than send to school masked

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Some Delaware parents say they will keep their children out of classrooms rather than send them wearing a mask.     Some parents who oppose Gov. John Carney’s mandate requiring school children and those in childcare to wear masks indoors say they will not send their kids back to school. “For my kid personally, it’s not good for his mental …

5 school districts, charter school launch program to help all Wilmington seniors thrive

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

The school districts that serve Wilmington are combining forces to help the seniors of 2022 be as prepared as possible.   The five school districts serving a slice of Wilmington and a downtown charter school are joining efforts to help the city’s 500 rising seniors have the best senior year possible. The new Boost’22 program will allow Wilmington seniors in …