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5 districts see hefty increase in voter turnout for school board election 

Jarek Rutz Education, Delaware Live, Headlines, Milford-live

Five school districts had huge increases in voter turnout in Tuesday’s school board elections, with some doubling or tripling their vote count from last year’s election. At the same time, seven districts with contested races actually saw a decrease in voter participation since last year. Many observers hoped to see the statewide forums and increased interest in what’s happening in …

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School board elections underway; polls close at 8 p.m.

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Red Clay candidates have placed their campaign signs around North Star Elementary School in Hockessin. (Jarek Rutz/Delaware LIVE News) It’s election day in Delaware. On the ballot: 38 candidates throughout the state in what has turned out to be one of the most divisive and partisan school board elections in memory.  Patriots for Delaware sent out an email at 2 …

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Move to create Delaware inspector general post gains momentum

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Those who support creating a state office of inspector general say it will help weed out fraud, abuse and mismanagement. As calls mount for the creation of a statewide inspector general’s office in Delaware, one Newark lawmaker is drafting legislation to do just that.  Rep. John Kowalko, a Democrat, will introduce legislation in early 2022 to set the framework for …

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State GOP predicts ‘red wave’ in 2022, plans to kick off campaign Monday

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

With just over a year until the next big election, the Delaware Republican Party has announced a campaign season kickoff with action items for every day until Nov. 8, 2022. The free rally will be held on Monday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nobles Pond, located at 13 Nobles Pond Crossing in Dover. The event will feature free …

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So few kids took assessment tests last year, scores can’t be compared

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Education says student achievement scores can’t be compared to previous years. Photo by Jessica Lewis/Pexels   The Delaware Department of Education on Tuesday released the results of the 2020-21 school year and said so few kids took the tests that the statistics can’t be compared year to year. For example, only 60% of students took the …

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State to mandate masks in all schools, state facilities; more rules to come

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines, Health

Delaware will require all school teachers, students and staff to wear masks indoors, even for sports.     Gov. John Carney said Tuesday that masks must be worn in all public, private and parochial schools, as well as childcare homes and centers for those over the age of 2.. Carney also said state employees and visitors to state facilities must …

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Brady re-elected Delaware GOP chair amid talk of party unity

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines

Jane Brady, back to camera, talks to Republicans Saturday at state convention. Photo by Ethan Lang   Jane Brady was re-elected as chair of the Delaware Republican Party Saturday, beating 2020 gubernatorial candidate Julianne Murray to hold on to her office. The vote came during the party’s convention, which featured a spirited debate between Brady and Murray, as well as …