The state's 2024 secretary scholars were honored Tuesday night.

93 honored as 2024 Secretary of Education Scholars

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The head of Delaware’s Department of Education has named his 93 scholars for 2024. Secretary of Education Mark Holodick selected the students based on their continued academic achievement and involvement in the community.  “This represents one of the highest academic achievements a student can earn in a Delaware public school,” Holodick said at a dinner in Dover honoring the students …

Milford Police held a press conference Monday explaining the closure of Milford School District last week.

New details emerge from police into Milford School District’s closure

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

Milford Police Department Chief Cecilia Ashe shed some light on an ongoing investigation that was linked to Milford School District closing schools last week. Last Thursday, several schools in the Milford School District were placed on “low-level” lockdown after a “credible threat was made toward Milford School District schools and offices.” The entire district was closed Friday, and opened back …

Parents shared personal anecdotes to Milford's school board, pleading for improved school safety.

Milford parents voice concern about school safety, bullying

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

School safety and violence in the hallways and on buses was a major concern among parents Monday night at the Milford School District’s board meeting.  Casey Calhoun, a mother of two children in the district and one recent graduate, was the first to speak. Milford’s schools are a hit or miss in terms of students safety and support. One of …

Delaware has events all weekend long to celebrate Veterans Day.

Here are ways to honor Delaware heroes for Veterans Day

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

Fighting in World War I officially came to an end in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, and 105 years later, those who serve the nation continue to be honored every Nov. 11 on Veterans Day. Delawareans can choose from a variety of events this weekend to pay their respects. “Veterans Day is …

Milford's board tabled a policy banning audio and video recording by students.

Move to ban Milford student phone recordings deemed redundant

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A proposed policy to prohibit Milford School District students from taking audio and video recordings in school buildings turned out to be redundant and was tabled at the school board meeting Monday night. Tabling the policy means the board took no action and it won’t be revisited unless a board member asks for it to be. The idea of addressing …

Milford last changed their dress code policy in 2021.

Milford parents petition to loosen dress code

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A group of nearly 200 people want to ban uniforms in the Milford School District, saying they are an unnecessary and burdensome expense. There’s one catch: The system doesn’t have uniforms. It does, however, have a dress code that specifically describes what children are and are not allowed to wear. “Now is the time to band together and sign the …

Parents should begin starting to get their children into back-to-school routines.

Tips for parents to get children ready to return to school 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Most of the 19 school districts in the First State kick off their academic year the week of August 28, and there’s several ways families can ensure their children have a smooth transition back to the classroom. “Parents should slowly start to wean their kids back to go to bed earlier so they wake up early,” said Bridget Amory, superintendent …

Teacher absenteeism is affecting different districts in unique ways.

Teacher absenteeism calls for staff flexibility, strategies

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A human resources director for the largest school district in Sussex County shocked a House Education Committee hearing in April when she told them about 300 of its 1,000 educators are off on any given school day. About 800 of those educators are teachers, and their absenteeism rains down problems for the district, said Celeste Bunting, director of human resources …

Ashley Lockwood and her students, joined by Sen. Tom Carper.

Meet Ashley Lockwood, Delaware’s 2023 Teacher of the Year

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware’s teacher of the year didn’t set out to be an educator. Ashley Lockwood chose to earn a bachelor of arts in sociology from the University of Delaware in 2010. She planned to focus on how children interact with each other and develop. After graduation, she returned home to Seaford without a job and was trying to decide what her …