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Highlands Elementary to be named for civil rights, education champion

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  Highlands Elementary School in Wilmington will officially be known as Joseph E. Johnson Jr. Elementary school after a Monday ceremony that will honor a Delaware barrier breaker, civil rights champion and superintendent. Johnson, a lifelong educator and Wilmington native, was a civil rights champion who made Delaware history in 1968 by becoming the state’s first Black principal of a …

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University of Delaware set to raise tuition 3% next year

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  The University of Delaware Trustees said Thursday they will raise tuition rates 3% across the board for the 2022-23.  Full-time undergraduate students in the 2022-23 year can expect a $13,370 per semester tuition if they are a Delaware resident, and $35,890 per semester if they live out of state . The committee also announced a projected surplus of approximately …

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School indoor air quality bill heads to Senate floor

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  While a bill to make schools check air quality annually and quickly fix any problems drew support Wednesday, several legislators questioned whether it would cost more than expected to fix problems. Ultimately, Senate Bill 270 passed and will be headed to the Senate floor.  SB  270 has been five years in the making, said sponsor Sen. Stephanie Hansen, D-Newark …

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Bill to bar school boards from raising property taxes goes to House

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  A bill that would stop school boards from unilaterally increasing school property taxes as much as 10% after a pending state property revaluation was sent by unanimous vote to the House floor Wednesday. During Wednesday’s House Education Committee, Rep. Mike Smith, R-Pike Creek said his House Bill 389 would address the current reassessments of property in all three countries …

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Delaware Tech Softball Headed Back to National Tournament after Winning Region and District Championships

Betsy Price Education, Police & Fire, RSS

The Delaware Technical Community College softball team is making a return trip to the NJCAA Division II Softball National Tournament after winning the NJCAA Region 19 and NJCAA Northeast District championships on May 17 in Georgetown. “This feels great,” Head Coach Guy Wilkins said. “It’s the first time in a very long time that this program has won back-to-back district …

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Science of reading bill sails through Senate, awaits Carney’s signature

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  A bill aimed at combating the sharp decline in Delaware’s literacy rates since 2002 swept through the General Assembly. It unanimously passed the Senate Tuesday, following a unanimous vote in the House last week. “I predict that in 10 years we are going to be in the top 10 states in reading proficiency because of what we’re doing here …

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Red Clay backs off official review of Wilmington Charter

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  Red Clay’s school board will not be conducting a compliance or governance review on The Charter School of Wilmington. Instead, the Red Clay Consolidated School District board seemed satisfied with Charter’s answers to a letter about how the school will comply with criticisms from the Delaware attorney general’s office. Red Clay also will pay attention to Charter’s June 28 …

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5 First State students named Presidential Scholars

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  Five Delaware students, all from charter schools, have been named a 2022 Presidential Scholar. That national award honors them for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields. The list included:  Claire Andreasen, Arjan Singh Kahlon and David Ziqi Yan from the Charter School of Wilmington Karen Netto from MOT Charter High School Sreeya Pittala …

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Congratulations Class of 2022!

Betsy Price Education, Police & Fire, RSS

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Milford Boys and Girls Club opens College Readiness Center

Terry Rogers Education

by Terry Rogers     In conjunction with a College Readiness Conference held Saturday, May 14, the Greater Milford Boys and Girls Club officially opened their College Readiness Center. The event offered high school students the opportunity to learn more about local colleges as well as methods to pay for college. “We have colleges set up in the auditorium,” said …