Grades

Appoquinimink: No plans to drop letter grades

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

A flyer for an Appoquinimink School District professional development workshop left some people thinking that the district was ditching a grade-scale system for next year. They are not. “The workshop, originally titled, ‘Ungrading & Portfolio Lens Crash Course’ was an attempt at a catchy title that we now regret,” said Lilian Miles, Appoquinimink’s public information officer, in an email to …

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Appo, Christina families cope with bus strike; VoTech schools go virtual

Betsy Price Entertainment, Headlines

Local 326 bus drivers went strike Thursday, affecting Appoquinimink, New Castle County VoTech and Christiana districts.   Appoquinimink Schools were working Thursday morning to get all their students into classes after some bus drivers went on strike. Appo schools planned to stay open, although spokeswoman Lillian Miles said that  New Castle County Vo-Tech high schools had chosen to go to …

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School bus company, Teamsters continue talks about pay, conditions

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

Three school districts await the answer on negotiations between First Student, Teamsters. Photo by Thomas Park/Unsplash.   A potential school bus driver strike that could affect three New Castle County school districts appears to be on hold, for now.  Districts with the potential to be affected include Appoquinimink, New Castle County Vo-Tech and Christina School Districts. First Student, a national …