Two of the state's big three institutions of higher education are raising tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year.

UD, DSU raise tuition for next year, Del Tech stays the same 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The cost of going to college in Delaware has gone up – again. For what seems to be a yearly tradition at this point, a couple of the state’s institutions of higher education have announced tuition increases for the 2024-2025 academic year.  University of Delaware UD will bump tuition up 4% for next year, after implementing a 5% hike this …

Orlando J. “Lonnie” George, Jr. died Monday at the age of 79.

Former Speaker of House Orlando J. “Lonnie” George, Jr. dies at 79

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Former Speaker of the House Orlando J. “Lonnie” George, Jr., passed away has died. In a news release by Delaware House of Representatives Chief Clerk Richard Puffer, George died on Monday, May 27 at the age of 79. George, born in Wilmington and a graduate of the University of Delaware, served as a Democrat in the House from 1974 to …

2024's Educators Rising National Day of Signing for Delaware was held at the Old State House Tuesday.

87 pledge to teach during Educators Rising signing day

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The impact and caring role of teachers during a troubling childhood has sparked a career path for high schooler Leilani Carrera, who solidified that path Tuesday during the Educators Rising National Day of Signing.   The senior at Sussex Central High School in the Indian River School District signed her letter of intent at the Old State House in Dover to …

A few hundred students signed certificates of commitment to work with future employers during career signing day Monday.

NCCVT career signing day: 300 hop into workforce

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The First State workforce just broadened Monday as nearly 300 high school seniors from the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District put pen to paper as they inked their names for career signing day.  The teenagers will begin work and earn income right after graduating high school with an arsenal of trades and skills, something that Superintendent Joseph Jones …

William Penn's first cohort will start the pathway program next year as juniors. (From left: Del Tech President Mark Brainard, William Penn Allied Health students, Bank of America Delaware President Chip Rossi, Colonial School District Superintendent Jeff Menzer.)

William Penn, Del Tech launch pathway to expand nursing pipeline

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A newly-funded career pathway partnership between a state college and a high school aims to tackle the national nursing shortage while giving students college credits to advance into a career in health care. Delaware Technical Community College and William Penn High School in the Colonial School District announced Monday the launch of the Patient Care Technician/Nursing Pathway Program. The partnership …

Mike Meoli and Quontisha Chisholm at Nemours, where Chisholm is a clinical medical assistant.

From McDonald’s to medicine: a path of opportunity 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Health

Thanks to an opportunity program that helps people earn their high school diploma, Quontisha Chisholm went from working at a McDonald’s in Millsboro to a medical assistant at one of the largest integrated pediatric health systems in the country. “My journey wasn’t an easy one, but everything that I went through was worth it,” Chisholm said. “I’m just excited to …

Del Pez

Popular Del Pez gastropub crosses border into Glen Mills

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Javier Acuna took a risk in 2016 when he opened Del Pez Mexican Gastropub on the Wilmington Riverfront.  At the time, customers seeking Latin flavors wanted straightforward tacos, enchiladas and fajitas—the cuisine they ordered at Acuna’s Santa Fe Mexican Grill in Newark and Wilmington. But Del Pez is about creative flavors, artful plating and the interplay of ingredients, an approach …

School funding

Report: State should put more $$$ into schools, allot by student need

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Education on Monday released a heavily anticipated independent study of Delaware’s education funding system that, among other things, the state should put more money into education, allocate money according to student need and allow districts flexibility in how that money is used. The $700,000 study by the American Institutes for Research was a part of the …

DelTech is asking the state for nearly $25 million for different projects. (Photo from Delaware Technical Community College)

DelTech asks state for $24.8M for ‘critical’ capital needs

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware Technical Community College is asking the state for $24,815,300 for next fiscal year in order to address critical capital needs.  DelTech President Mark Brainard told the Joint Capital Improvement Committee in a hearing Tuesday that there’s six projects that the college is prioritizing as ‘critical,’ which amount to a price tag of $19.8 million.  Here’s how DelTech would spend …

Macey Myers

Myers sets two records for Delaware Tech softball

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

Macey Myers became the first player in Delaware Technical Community College softball to eclipse both 100 hits and 100 runs batted in. The Milford High School star went 4-6 and knocked in 6 RBI’s in a double header against Anne Arundel Community College to open the season which put her over the 100 mark in both categories supplanting her in …