A perfect storm for schools, teachers: No subs, bus woes, COVID

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

The principal at Southern Elementary School has had to find as many as 25 substitutes for teachers on one recent day. He has 60 classrooms. By 5:30 a.m. on school days, Jeffory Gibeault is already up and wrestling with how to man his classrooms. The principal of Southern Elementary School in New Castle has had to cover as many as …

Delaware schools plan to help students with summer and other programs.

Schools hope summer programs, support will avoid students being held back

Betsy Price Don't Miss, Education, Government, Headlines

  Droves of students will not be held back because of interruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Delaware educators say. Instead, schools will bear down on core math and English skills. They’re also planning ways to help kids catch up through various programs in the summer and when they return to school in the fall. “We’re trying our best to …