Thomas Edison students at the holiday book fair. From left, TruLynn Adams, Anajah Hickman, Alaihah Thompson, Kayden Washington, Destiny Grimes.

Edison students take home 5 free books they pick out

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Fourth-graders at Thomas Edison Charter School in Wilmington shoved free books into their drawstring bags as they excitedly hunted through a library set-up Wednesday morning.  My Very Own Library, a program created by the University of Chicago, aims to provide access to literature for children while developing their passion for reading.  Thomas Edison Principal Salome Thomas-El, who grew up in …

Jack Markell wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera

Jack Markell nominated for ambassador role to economic group

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

  Jack Markell Former Gov. Jack Markell was one of 17 people nominated Wednesday for an ambassadorship or key job by President Joe Biden. Markell, who served as governor from January 2009 to January 2017, was tapped to be the representative of the United States to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which is headquartered in Paris. The appointment …