On the Pitch: Week 5 girls soccer Top 10

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

The weather is picture perfect this week as girls soccer is heading down the home stretch in the last full week of April. The regular season ends on May 15. The top 2 teams in Division 2 meet up at Saint Mark’s on Wednesday afternoon as No. 2 Saint Mark’s host No. 1 Caravel.  The top ranked Bucs have only …

Caravel Softball Kasey Xenidis throws a pitch during a game. Photo by Nick Halliday

Inside The Circle: Week 4 Softball Top 10

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

Caravel keeps on winning to hold onto the top spot in our poll but there is some movement for other teams. The weather has improved a little as most teams start playing games postponed from earlier in the season.  No. 1 Caravel (6-0) The Buccaneers picked up 3 wins last week against last year’s finalist Indian River (11-nothing), No. 8 …

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Sussex Tech adds locations, classes for growing ESL program

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Sussex Tech’s Adult Education Division is expecting to double its enrollment for the second year in a row in an effort to help First Staters learn English. Because of the popularity of its Education English as a Second Language (ESL) course, the division is adding two new locations and a few more classes to the course schedule. Sussex Tech Adult …

This year's SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference was held in Atlanta. 

13 Del. students win awards at national skills competition

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Thirteen First state high schoolers were recognized among 16,000 participants in this year’s SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta.  Students, including 41 Delawareans, participated in events involving construction trades, video broadcasting, graphic arts, automotive trades and leadership skills.  Three students secured top 10 finishes in their specialty, and 11 students received SkillPoint awards, which represent achievement in demonstrating …

Many First State districts had a graduation rate above 90%.

Here are the graduation rates for each district, charter

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Delaware Live, Education

There are wide disparities among Delaware’s public school districts and charters in the percentage of seniors crossing the stage to graduate each spring.  Department of Education officials indicated that the most recent data is from 2021 graduation rates.  Recommended: Colonial’s dropout prevention program shows impressive results This year’s data will likely not be published on the State Report Card until …