TSD Review Aug 18

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – August 18, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community These beagles were bred for drug testing. Now you can adopt them Could these new homes break cycle of poverty? Nativity Prep principal believes God guided her into teaching Bud Martin to leave Delaware Theatre after decade at helm NCCo bills show new way to …

Science of Reading

Here’s how science of reading will look in classrooms

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Singing nursery rhymes, teaching letter sounds, and discussing what has been read are all ways you might see the science of reading incorporated into Delaware classrooms. Delaware’s 151st General Assembly raised awareness of using brain research to help students learn how to read when it passed a couple of bills that made using the science part of state law. Educators, …

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Reading, teacher retention top successful 2022 education bills 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Rodel, a local nonprofit espousing better education in Delaware, calls the 151st General Assembly, which just ended, the “Education General Assembly,” in regard to the number of education bills that passed. “There’s more than 50 education bills this session and a 7% increase in the budget,” said Madeleine Bayard, senior vice president of Rodel. “They got a lot done and …

Delaware Teacher of the Year Jahsha Tabron

Meet Delaware’s Teacher of the Year, Brandywine’s Jahsha Tabron

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  Jahsha Tabron’s passion for English and literature exploded after reading Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and “Macbeth” in her 11th grade honors English class in the Bronx.  Thirty years later, Tabron – who is Delaware’s Teacher of the Year for 2022 – leads her own English class at Brandywine High School. Tabron, whose lively and passionate attitude explodes off the screen in …

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Science of reading bill sails through Senate, awaits Carney’s signature

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  A bill aimed at combating the sharp decline in Delaware’s literacy rates since 2002 swept through the General Assembly. It unanimously passed the Senate Tuesday, following a unanimous vote in the House last week. “I predict that in 10 years we are going to be in the top 10 states in reading proficiency because of what we’re doing here …

TSD Review April 14

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – April 14, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Is that thing registered? Delaware rolls out DMV-on-wheels Tour New Castle’s historic Buena Vista mansion, grounds Wilm. city offices closed on Good Friday, no trash collection Business Middletown residents fight to stop warehouse construction Bill to cut premium cigar tax in half sails through committee Food & Dining Middletown store illustrates continued popularity of …

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Science of reading bill heads to Senate floor with bipartisan support

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

A bill requiring the state’s public schools to use techniques and materials employing the science of reading is headed to the Senate floor.     Delaware has a literacy problem, and Sen. Laura Sturgeon is trying to fix it by having schools teach using the science of reading.  Her Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 4, which requires Delaware schools …