The task force is meant to examine and make recommendations in part on how to ensure positive student behavior in schools.

School behavior group wants more funding for specialists

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The state task force dedicated to evaluating the ongoing problems with student behavior and school climate acknowledges that there is a real problem in Delaware schools. The 24-member Student Behavior and School Climate Task Force, made of government and educational officials as well as school behavioral specialists and resource officers, got its first taste of official suspension data Monday night. …

The award honors schools for excellence in counseling.

Appo, Capital schools win award for excellence in counseling

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Two Delaware schools have been awarded the Sapphire Award for Excellence in School Counseling. Appoquinimink School District’s Bunker Hill Elementary School and Capital School District’s Kent County Secondary Intensive Learning Center were announced winners Monday in what is the state’s fourth year giving out the recognition. The award honors school counseling programs that are comprehensive, data-informed and designed to serve …

Capital unveiled its new community center Thursday, in partnership with Solid Rock Baptist Church.

Capital Community Center: food, clothes, internet, more

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Health

A partnership between a local church and Capital School District will bring social services and more to district families in Dover.  The Capital Community Center was officially opened Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Located at 109 North West Street in Dover,  the center will be open and accessible to all Capital School District families in need of services such as …

Teacher absenteeism is affecting different districts in unique ways.

Teacher absenteeism calls for staff flexibility, strategies

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A human resources director for the largest school district in Sussex County shocked a House Education Committee hearing in April when she told them about 300 of its 1,000 educators are off on any given school day. About 800 of those educators are teachers, and their absenteeism rains down problems for the district, said Celeste Bunting, director of human resources …

Brandywine School District will explore new ways to formally evaluate Superintendent Lincoln Hohler this year.

Brandywine seeks help on superintendent evaluation 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Brandywine School District voted Monday night to explore using the same new model for evaluate its superintendent that Christina decided to consider two months ago. The vote came after Brandywine School Board member Ralph Ackerman recommended contacting the Delaware School Boards Association to set up a workshop to talk about its program they would use with Superintendent Lincoln Hohler. …

Eco-friendly buses

5 lucky districts may get help with new eco-friendly buses

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Bruce Ashby, transportation supervisor at Capital School District, said his office didn’t ask for state help in getting three new electric buses and one propane one. But he will be delighted to get them. Electric and propane buses are said to be more environmentally friendly than gasoline-powered ones because they release less carbon dioxide as the fuel burns. Ashby said …

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Red Clay, Capital school board candidates answer forum questions

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Left to right: Ashley Sabo (Red Clay), Jim Casper (Red Clay), Vic Leonard (Red Clay), Felicia Duggins (Capital), Joan Engel (Capital). Tuesday night’s forums designed to introduce school board candidates to their communities in the Red Clay and Capital school districts featured no fireworks, arguments or debate. The closest either forum got to controversy was when Red Clay candidate Jim …

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Meet school board candidates in 6 upcoming virtual forums

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Upcoming school board forums will allow community members to meet, question school board candidates. Photo by Element5 Digital.   Meet the candidates in 6 upcoming school board forums Delaware school board election forums kick off tomorrow, with six being held during the next two weeks so community members can meet their district’s candidates and hear their thoughts. With only 10% …