Stephen Beaudoin will take over as president and CEO of the Music School of Delaware on Feb. 5, 2024. 

Music School of Delaware has new leader after 24 years

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

After a quarter century, the Music School of Delaware has a new leader.  Stephen Beaudoin, who’s had decades of work in music, education, business and social impact, has been picked as the school’s new president and chief executive officer. “This opportunity feels very alive to me, and very aligned with my values and the kind of impact I hope to …

The WLC is prioritizing the nine elementary schools included in the signed agreement before scaling its programs.

WLC will focus on tasks at hand, not expanding to other schools

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The new head of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative pushed back Tuesday night on suggestions that the new agency expand to include more city elementary schools. “This is a long journey, this is going to take many years to get our schools where they need to be,” said  Laura Burgos, the group’s executive director.  That’s not going to happen by adding …

The future of Great Oaks will be announced Dec. 14 by Education Secretary Mark Holodick.

Great Oaks Charter likely to get one last chance

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Great Oaks Charter School has been given one last chance by a state agency focused on ensuring the accountability of Delaware’s charter schools. The Wilmington charter, which serves a student body that’s 97.24% minority students, received a promising decision in Tuesday’s Charter School Accountability Committee final renewal meeting. The committee voted to recommend the renewal of Great Oaks – with …

Georgetown Elementary School is one of the four schools in Indian River School District to be used as a polling place.

Indian River schools closed for special election; 4 poll sites

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Indian River School District, in the heart of Delaware’s 37th House District, will be closed for a special election in a few weeks. The district announced the closures Tuesday, citing that Delaware law requires public schools to be closed if they are being utilized as polling places for state elections.  Last week, Rep. Ruth Briggs King, a Republican representing the …

The court order is in response to the illegal student loan practices of Prehired.

Delawareans included in $30M Prehired student loan settlement

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The First State is one of 12 involved in a national $30 million order against a student lender for malpractice.  Attorney General Kathy Jennings’ office worked with the federal Consumer Protection Financial Bureau and 11 other states to crack down on the bankrupt student lender Prehired. A Delaware bankruptcy court approved a stipulated judgment that requires Prehired to pay more …

Red Clay and Colonial school districts were the biggest funding beneficiaries of this year's certificate of necessity approvals.

Colonial, Red Clay biggest winners in state funding requests

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The state Department of Education has made some school districts very happy by deeming their requests for state funding necessary to fulfill building projects. For fiscal year 2025, the Department of Education approved 50 certificate of necessity requests, 44 of which involved state funding. They were concentrated in six districts. Districts submit certificates of necessity each year to the department, …

DSU continues to grow in enrollment.

DSU sets record enrollment…again

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

For back-to-back years, Delaware State University has a new record for student enrollment.  DSU this week reported an overall enrollment increase of 3.5% from this time last year,  The 132-year-old institution now has 6,451 students, a 23% increase since 2020, making the Dover school the fastest-growing Historically Black College and University in the country. “We have overcome some notable trends …

The DSU Alzheimer research team: (l-r) Tyler L. Petersen, Dr. Michael A. Gitcho, Muhammad I. Abeer, Isaiah N. Brooks, Juneessa M. Pressley, and Matthew B. Dopler. The work of these researchers – led by Dr. Gitcho – has receives a $500,000 donation from the Paul H. Boerger Fund of the Delaware Community Foundation.

DSU gets $500K for Alzheimer’s disease research program

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware State University is receiving a $500,000 donation to support the HBCU’s of the Alzheimer’s disease research program. The gift came from the Paul H. Boerger Fund of the Delaware Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on partnering with donors to build opportunity and advance equity in Delaware. DSU’s Alzheimer’s disease research program is led by Michael Gitcho, an associate professor of …

REDCap now at DSU, upcoming Virtual Workshop

Staff WriterEducation, RSS-Education

The REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases is NOW available at Delaware State University, made possible through the NIH Grant: RCMI-IHER. Therefore, the RCMI-IHER Research Capacity Core is inviting you to a virtual workshop on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. for the opportunity to learn more about REDCap! Staff WriterThis post …