House Bill 430 is the state's latest attempt to combat its teacher shortage.

More legislation in the works to address teacher shortage

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

A bill that would help address the state’s lingering concern over a teacher shortage was unanimously released by the Senate Education Committee Wednesday.  House Bill 430, now headed to the Senate floor, would encourage schools to begin a Grow Your Own Educator Program, which supporters believe will improve recruitment, retention and diversity of teachers in the First State’s public schools. …

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative held an event Tuesday to explain details of the new draft agreement to community members.

Wilmington Learning Collaborative: Executive director by fall

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Wilmington Learning Collaborative organizers say they hope to have an executive director in place by early fall. That was one of the new details about their operating draft agreement that came out Tuesday in a community meeting at Warner Elementary School in Wilmington.  It was the second meeting since the collaborative published its draft agreement outlining the roles and responsibilities …

Gov. John Carney, Education Secretary Mark Holodick, and Chief Equity Officer James Simmons published a joint letter to outline the key points of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative (Unsplash)

State Ed. officials plug Wilmington Learning Collaborative agreement

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative will hold its second community meeting since it released its draft agreement on on Tuesday, June 21. The event will be at Warner Elementary School in Wilmington from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. It’s billed as an opportunity for people to learn more about the agreement that will guide the efforts of the state and the …

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Wilmington Learning Collaborative releases draft agreement

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

A draft of the agreement formalizing the Wilmington Learning Collaborative says parents, students and teachers will be included in the governing council, which will hire a small team to run the organization. The draft, announced Wednesday during a community engagement event, is a major step forward the five-year process that will see Wilmington elementary and middle schools carved out of …

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Red Clay students lead charge on dress code changes 

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Red Clay Consolidated School District seems on track to adopt a new dress code this summer after months of student-led discussions criticizing the current rules as outdated, racist and objectifying, especially because they are largely enforced by male administrators. “Students feel like the dress code was only used as a way to get kids in trouble,” said Eileena Mathews, an …

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Highlands Elementary to be named for civil rights, education champion

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  Highlands Elementary School in Wilmington will officially be known as Joseph E. Johnson Jr. Elementary school after a Monday ceremony that will honor a Delaware barrier breaker, civil rights champion and superintendent. Johnson, a lifelong educator and Wilmington native, was a civil rights champion who made Delaware history in 1968 by becoming the state’s first Black principal of a …

TSD Review May 19

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – May 19, 2022

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This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Museum of Nature, Sciences reopens this weekend Hagley loans patent models to Philadelphia airport for display Bellefonte, Old New Castle revive spring festivals FOOD & DINING The Mercury fast becoming community hub in Old New Castle Get your fried shrimp fix at these First State restaurants GOVERNMENT Two lawmakers storm out of rushed committee …

TSD Review April 28

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – April 28, 2022

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This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Conference hailing Black musicians, composers taking place in Wilmington Once controversial Kalmar Nyckel tall ship celebrates 25th anniversary UDance 2022 raises $1.8 million for childhood cancer State sets May 3 memorial ceremony for COVID dead Earth Day celebrations offer new rain garden, salt marsh tour, more Milton’s Jimmie Allen to perform at NASCAR Cup …

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Meet school board candidates in 6 upcoming virtual forums

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Upcoming school board forums will allow community members to meet, question school board candidates. Photo by Element5 Digital.   Meet the candidates in 6 upcoming school board forums Delaware school board election forums kick off tomorrow, with six being held during the next two weeks so community members can meet their district’s candidates and hear their thoughts. With only 10% …

TSD Review April 21

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – April 21, 2022

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This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community UDance hopes to break fundraising record for childhood cancer She’s back: Museum of Nature and Science sets reopening events Road worker hit by driver urges patience in construction zones Restore the Corridor speeders to get tickets starting Monday Film screening part of Rehoboth museum’s storm of ’62 exhibit Learn some Delaware history at these …