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Coalition of business, education groups to study child care needs

Charlie Megginson Business, Education, Government, Headlines

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, Rodel and the Delaware Department will study child care needs. Photo by cottonbro/Pexels A coalition of business and education groups have combined forces to better understand and communicate the economic importance of the child care sector in Delaware. The public-private partnership is comprised of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, …

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Carney hasn’t made any decisions after CDC’s mask flip-flop

Daniel Larlham Jr. Education, Headlines, Health

  Delaware Gov. John Carney is studying this week’s Centers for Disease Control recommendation that  everyone wear masks indoors in areas where the Delta variant of COVID is spreading. But he has announced no changes or updates. In Delaware, the number of new COVID-19 infections has jumped to 72 new cases a day now from 20 a day in late …

FAME Inc’s $2.8 million state grant will support new STEM training lab

Charlie Megginson Education, Headlines

  This rendering depicts FAME Inc.’s planned new $6.5 million Learning Lab to support STEM education and jobs. A non-profit that encourages minority students to pursue education, training, and work in STEM fields is poised to build a $6.5 million learning lab in downtown Wilmington. The 17,000-square-foot lab will provide spaces for students to learn through hands-on experiential learning. The …

Kenny elected to board of regional school accreditation group

Charlie Megginson Education, Headlines

Chris L. Kenny   Delaware LIVE’s owner has been elected to serve on the board of one of the nation’s largest higher-education accreditation organizations. Chris L. Kenny, who also owns A Better Delaware, will serve for three years as a public member on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s board of commissioners. Middle States is a non-governmental organization tasked …

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Milford Schools seek referendum to redo historic middle school

Charlie Megginson Education, Headlines

  Milford Middle School will be renovated to 21srt century standards for fourth and fifth graders, if an October referendum passes.   The Milford School District announced at a sparsely attended Board of Education meeting Monday that it would be seeking a referendum on the question of increasing property taxes to finance the revitalization and expansion of a historic school …

Delaware schools plan to help students with summer and other programs.

State pays $15 million for COVID testing company to work with schools

Betsy Price Education, Headlines, Health

A new program will check teaches and students for COVID-19, even if they don’t have symptoms.   Delaware will pay $15 million for the Quidel Corp. to provide routine COVID-19 testing, processing and reporting for Delaware teachers and students who have no virus symptoms. In many cases, a Delaware Division of Public Health press release said, Quidel’s rapid antigen tests …

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First in Del.: New high school grads line up post-college jobs

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

(Photo by Max Fischer from Pexels) Four new Appoquinimink School District alumnae have received contingent offers of employment at their alma maters – if they complete a college teaching degree and meet all the other requirements. The Grow Your Own Initiative, aimed at a nationwide teacher shortage and the huge growth in the district – is a first in Delaware …

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20 educators to vie for title of Teacher of the Year

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  The 20 Delaware teachers nominated to compete for the Delaware Teacher of the Year Award cover kindergarten to high school and special education to engineering. They were chosen by local schools, school districts and charter schools from the state’s 10,000 public school teachers because of their ability to inspire students with a love of learning, among other things. In …

5 school districts, charter school launch program to help all Wilmington seniors thrive

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

The school districts that serve Wilmington are combining forces to help the seniors of 2022 be as prepared as possible.   The five school districts serving a slice of Wilmington and a downtown charter school are joining efforts to help the city’s 500 rising seniors have the best senior year possible. The new Boost’22 program will allow Wilmington seniors in …

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$12 million Bezos donation will fund 24 scholarships at Salesianum

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Miguel Bezos, left, is donating $12 million to Salesianum School to start a scholarship fund names for the late Rev. James P. Bryne, right.   Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ parents are donating $12 million to Salesianum School, most of which will be used to fund  24 scholarships for underserved students, including money for things like notebooks, school trips and prom …