Paul and Linda McConnell with students from St. Mark's.

McConnells give $1M to Saint Mark’s for lab, studio

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Paul and Linda McConnell have given Saint Markā€™s High School another $1 million just two months after donating $1.75 million to help Ursuline Academy grow its tuition assistance program. The new donation will go towards the school’s $8 million capital campaign, which was launched at the beginning of this school year.Ā  The McConnells donation will go to both the endowment …

The state looks to establish certification and licensure requirements for charter school leaders.

Enrollment in state charters went up 5.1% during pandemic

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Over the course of the pandemic, enrollment in Delaware charter schools increased 5.10%, while traditional public schoolsā€™ student body dropped 1.14%. Thatā€™s according to a report published in November by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. It found that traditional public schools lost students in nearly every state. The First Stateā€™s traditional public schools lost 1,423 students from 2019 …

From left, Tyasia Cannon, MayEllen Clark, Caleb Odou, Chip Rossi (president of Bank of America Delaware), Timothy Nguyen, Samhitha Vallury.

5 First State teens named ā€˜National Student Leadersā€™

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Five Delaware junior and senior high school students have been selected as Bank of America Student Leaders. The Student Leader Program began in 2004 with the intent to help prepare students to enter the workforce through skills-building and leadership development. ā€œThe students are standout young adults who were selected for their involvement in standing up against inequality and injustice, as …