Linda and Paul McConnell with Ursuline Academy Lower School students after announcing a $1.75 million donation to the school. (Ursuline Academy Facebook)

McConnells give Ursuline $1.75 million to keep growing

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A Wilmington couple was surprised by thunderous cheers when dozens of Ursuline Academy Lower School students gathered to thank the couple for a $1.75 million donation. Paul and Linda McConnell’s gift will be split. The first $1.25 million will be used to create the Paul and Linda McConnell Young Scholars program, which will provide tuition assistance to low-income families in …

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Redding Consortium focuses proposed funding on early childhood services

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

  New state funding will allow Redding Consortium to help schools create more early childhood seats, services   Last year, the Redding Consortium for Educational Equality wasn’t included in the governor’s budget recommendations for this year. But they are for fiscal year 2023, which starts July 1.  Gov. John Carney plans to allocate $12.8 million to the consortium, which co-chair …