2024's Educators Rising National Day of Signing for Delaware was held at the Old State House Tuesday.

87 pledge to teach during Educators Rising signing day

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The impact and caring role of teachers during a troubling childhood has sparked a career path for high schooler Leilani Carrera, who solidified that path Tuesday during the Educators Rising National Day of Signing.   The senior at Sussex Central High School in the Indian River School District signed her letter of intent at the Old State House in Dover to …

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TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – March 7, 2024

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include Exclusive: Record $18M for Delaware residential property Great Stuff: Walk in for a deal, walk out with new friends Slip into 1920s with Cured Plate’s unique dining experience Carney’s State of State, despite hecklers, focuses forward Middletown HS to stage Harry Potter ‘Cursed Child’ this fall Freshman duo powers Ursuline past Dover Click on the …

WilmU's Brandywine campus will get two new buildings with the help of a $1 million grant from the Longwood Foundation.

WilmU: $1M Longwood grant to fund 2 Brandywine buildings

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Brandywine campus of Wilmington University will soon expand by 200%. Thanks to a $1 million grant by the Longwood Foundation, WilmU’s Brandywine Campus – located at 10 Beaver Valley Road in Wilmington – will go from one building to three. The grant will help pay for the construction of a law school building and a convocation center. According to …

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Wilm U to add esports certificate to list of offerings

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

Still think “Super Mario” is magical? Kooky about “Call of Duty?” Freaky over “Fort Nite”? You’re not alone. Gaming is wayyyyyyyyyyy beyond a pastime. Lifelong friendships are being made online. Lovers bond over their favorite games. Leagues and teams are forming everywhere for esports professional play. And now Wilmington University is offering Delaware’s first college-level certificate for serious players who …

Red Clay, Wilm U partner for program to create more teachers

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Red Clay Consolidated School District is joining forces with Wilmington University to combat the ongoing teacher shortage. District superintendent Dorrell Green told the board an exclusive partnership with Wilm U will create alternate paths for Red Clay workers to get their teacher certification.  The program will start this fall.  “As we know, again, the teacher and educator shortage tends to …

DOE wants students to save money, time with new credit guide

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

The state’s new credit for prior learning policy framework will reinforce a practice that WilmU has been using for more than 30 years, a practice other institutions of higher learning in the First State also follow. According to the Department of Education, the guidelines are intended to help colleges and universities develop policies and procedures for evaluating prior student learning …

WilmU's law school will open this fall. (Pexels)

WilmU introduces faculty for new law school opening in fall

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Wilmington University introduced the eight faculty members that will help build its new law school. Jefferey Zavrotny, associate dean for law admissions, said the school has had about 40 applicants thus far for the first classes, which begin this fall. Dean Phillip Closius said they expect about 100 students to enroll in its first year.  Closius was the dean of …

Over the last decade, many Delaware school districts have hired constables to help ensure school safety. (Getty Images)

Constables: What are they; why so many are being hired

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Christina School District is the latest Delaware district to hire constables to help ensure student safety, a trend that has been spreading statewide.  Since the start of the school year, Christina has hired three at the elementary level. School board member Don Patton expects Superintendent Dan Shelton to push for constables at secondary schools next. “I’m against that and I’m …

Ashley Lockwood and her students, joined by Sen. Tom Carper.

Meet Ashley Lockwood, Delaware’s 2023 Teacher of the Year

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware’s teacher of the year didn’t set out to be an educator. Ashley Lockwood chose to earn a bachelor of arts in sociology from the University of Delaware in 2010. She planned to focus on how children interact with each other and develop. After graduation, she returned home to Seaford without a job and was trying to decide what her …

Paul Anthony, left, and B. Scott Gray, started their first day Monday as constables at the Seaford School District.

Seaford hires 2 constables to ensure school safety

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Seaford School District has hired two constables to patrol its schools and help keep students safe, it announced Monday. The system was inspired to take extra security measures partly as a response to school shootings in the last year, including the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, said Gary Zoll, director of student services at Seaford. …