Delaware's four finalists for the 2024 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (From top left, clockwise: Karen Eller, Brittney Campbell, Carlos Pesquera, Kerry Haley).

4 Delaware teachers finalists for national math, science award

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

In a time where science and math teachers are hard to come by, four of them from the First State have been named finalists for a national award. The four STEM teachers have been picked by the Delaware Department of Education to represent the state for the 2024 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. That’s the highest recognition …

The Community Education Building, which is home to Kuumba Academy Charter School in downtown Wilmington.

Kuumba’s $2.4M grant will expand wellness, after school programs

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Kuumba Academy, a Wilmington charter school, will use a $2.4 million state grant to expand its health center and summer school program. The school will start receiving money from the grant — called a wraparound grant because it can be used to pay for school services outside the classroom — in January. Through the same grant, Capital’s Towne Point Elementary …

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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 …