Stem Delaware Center for Life Science Education and Training

$3 million pilot program to find, train people for STEM jobs

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

A new 3-year pilot program bolstered by federal and state money will recruit and train Delawareans in STEM skills needed for basic laboratory and advanced biomanufacturing jobs. The move is part of a state focus on training a workforce for the future, partly to attract and keep the kind of STEM-related businesses expected to grow and provide more jobs in …

EastSide's STEM Hub will open in January 2025.

$26.5 Million EastSide STEM hub to open in 1 year

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Those passing the crossroads of North Claymont Street and Todds Lane in the Riverside neighborhood of Wilmington this past year have probably noticed a fleet of excavators, metal beams, and lots and lots of dirt.  That’s because EastSide Charter School is making significant progress on its construction of a new $26.5 million hub for Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). …

Barclays fulfills each EastSide teacher’s Amazon wish list of gifts 

Barclays fills EastSide teachers’ Amazon classroom wish lists

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Christmas came a couple months early for the teachers of Wilmington’s EastSide Charter School Thursday.  School Chief Executive Officer Aaron Bass, the school’s eagle mascot and volunteers from Barclays popped into rooms rolling a speaker blasting “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” as they dropped off gifts to 45 different classrooms.  Teachers often make Amazon wish lists each …

EastSide Charter welcomed students back to school Tuesday.

Students treated like celebs at EastSide’s first day 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The students of EastSide Charter School were welcomed back Tuesday morning by a crowd of school and community leaders, government officials, Wilmington police and the mascot of the Delaware Blue Coats.  As the students entered the building through what felt like a red carpet runway pulsing with upbeat music, they were greeted with fist bumps, high fives, hugs, words of …

Marriage proposal caps teacher appreciation week

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

EastSide Charter School teacher Sinead Johnson thought she was being brought into the auditorium Friday to receive an award to cap off teacher appreciation week.  Instead, in front of her first-grade class and about 30 family members and friends, her boyfriend Keith Rawlings Brown got down on one knee, held out a diamond ring and proposed. Tears of joy bolted …

The Redding Consortium laid out it's priorities and research possibilities Wednesday. (Usplash)

Redding Consortium seeks alignment with Learning Collab

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Redding Consortium officials said Wednesday night they will prioritize aligning their plans with the Wilmington Learning Collaborative, investing in wraparound services and building community partnerships.  “How do I say what Redding should be doing next if I have no idea what the connection between Redding and the WLC is,” said Cerron Cade, director of the Delaware Office of Management & …

School choice applications for Delaware's public schools close next Wednesday, Jan. 11.

School choice applications close Jan. 11

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware’s school choice application period is closing Wednesday, Jan. 11. That means families who want to send their children to a school outside of their regular feeder pattern for the 2023-24 school year only have a few days left to submit their paperwork. The good news: It’s mostly online.  The First State is one of 13 in the country in …

TSD Review Sept 8

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 8, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community State to spend $28 million on libraries .2 miles apart Chautauqua tent show expands to Historic New Castle Meet Mr. and Ms. Speedy, court reporters extraordinaire DelDOT planning 2 “Super Weekend” I-95 closures The Point at Cape Henlopen to reopen for offseason Hockessin Library shift …

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Bill on charter admission draws lively opinions

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Wilmington leaders gather at EastSide Charter at the start of each school year to welcome the students back to school. Two Black Wilmington leaders stand on opposite sides of the debate over whether Delaware Charter Schools should be able to give admission preference to students who live nearby. Logan Herring, CEO of The WRK Group, an organization that focuses on …

REACH Riverside rendering

Wilmington neighborhood to receive $26.4 million COVID-19 relief funds

Charles MegginsonHeadlines

  Wilmington’s Riverside neighborhood will receive $26.4 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to support its already-underway revitalization project. The funds come from more than $1 billion the state received from the American Rescue Act, a federal stimulus package aimed at hastening the economic recovery from the pandemic. Gov. John Carney was joined Monday by Delaware’s federal congressional delegation to …