The state wants more mentors in schools. (Unsplash)

School mentors: Who they are, what they do may surprise you

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Two months ago, fifth-grader Jeraniah Jackson joined the 150 students in Cape Henlopen School District’s mentoring program.   She had been disrespectful of teachers and generally not nice to people around her when someone suggested she consider the program. “It’s definitely helped,” said Jackson, who attends H.O. Brittingham Elementary in Milton. “I talk to my mentor about things that happen in …

Appo will buy metal/weapon detectors for all 3 of its high schools. (Photo from Evolv)

Appo to lease weapon detectors amid schools’ focus on safety

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Appoquinimink School District’s vote this week to install weapon detectors is the latest move by Delaware schools to combat violence and the presence of guns. It’s an issue that’s plagued schools since fall, with the latest incident occurring Wednesday when a Sussex Central High School student was found with a firearm on school property.  The student was taken into custody …

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Carney cabinet exodus continues with Bunting leaving Education

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Dr. Susan Bunting   Delaware Secretary of Education Susan Bunting will leave her post in December, capping a career of nearly five decades in public education in the First State. Her successor has not been chose, Gov. John Carney said in a Wednesday press release announcing her departure. Bunting became the secretary of education in 2017. She had spent the …

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DOJ says Indian River violated freedom of information rules

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

Indian River High School     Indian River School District violated Delaware’s open records law during an August meeting when it held two votes about the Governor’s school mask mandate. The first vote was to express a lack of confidence in Gov. John Carney, his staff and the Delaware Department of Public Health. The motion passed the board nine to …

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Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – August 26, 2021

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”https://townsquaredelaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/TSD-Aug-26-2021-1.pdf” title=”TSD Aug 26-2021″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Pie, anyone? Playhouse’s long intermission ends with ‘Waitress’ Wilmington film screening bases ticket cost on race, gender …

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Indian River votes ‘no confidence’ in mask mandate, to petition for change

Charles Megginson Education, Government, Headlines

Gov. John Carney’s order that school kids must wear masks continues to gather complaints. Photo by Bree Stonebraker.   Indian River School District on Monday voted “no confidence” in the governor’s school mask mandate and agreed to submit a petition urging the order to be reconsidered or revised.  The Sussex County meeting, held outside on the football field to avoid …