With the deadline to file to run for school board elections is two weeks away, current board members share the potential impact of successful candidates. (Photo by designbydx/Adobe Stock)

School board members: Newly elected can have swift impact

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

School board members in their first term say parents who hesitate to run for school board should know that new members can make a difference right away. Don Patton was one of the drivers of Christina School District establishing a fresh method of evaluation for Superintendent Dan Shelton to hold him accountable for the district goals he sets each year. …

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Layfield hearing: Employees say he was jovial showing video

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

GEORGETOWN — Ousted Sussex Central High School Principal ’s hearing Thursday to clear his name stretched into the mid-afternoon as  person after person testified he seemed jovial at showing a video of a school fight in which a student’s breast was exposed. Layfield was fired by the Indian River School District after being accused of circulating the video of the …

Brandywine School District's referendum is successful, preliminary results show large support.

Brandywine sees huge success in referendum; 76.3% vote ‘yes’

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Brandywine School District’s operational referendum passed with flying colors Tuesday, preliminary results show. The referendum, which would raise $15,625,549 in local revenue to support ongoing district operations, was successful. Although this means the average homeowner will have a $181.75 increase in taxes for fiscal year 2025 and a $145.40 per year increase in fiscal year 2026 and beyond, the district’s …

Magic Johnson donated $600,000 to DSU during its scholarship gala.

Starry DSU gala raises $3 million for scholarships

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson made a guest appearance at this past weekend’s gala at Delaware State University, which raised $3 million and was highlighted by the single-largest contribution made by an alum in the University’s 132-year history.  Along with a $1 million grant from Sallie Mae to DSU’s College Completion Program, the high-ranked HBCU received a $1 million donation …

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Quality Education Requires School Referenda

Staff WriterEducation, RSS-Education

As Delaware Secretary of Education, I am entrusted with overseeing and improving educational systems throughout the state. A crucial part of this responsibility is making sure schools have the resources they need to provide a quality education to all students. In Delaware, one of the key mechanisms for securing these resources is through school referenda. Staff WriterThis post was originally …

Sanford's Rai Kahlon is the sole Delawarean to be named a finalist this year.

Sanford student wins $25,000 as science competition finalist

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A student from the Sanford School has been awarded $25,000 – with a chance to win up to an additional $250,000 – for his project in a Regeneron and Society for Science’s national competition. Rai Kahlon, a senior on his way to the University of Pennsylvania in the fall, is one of 40 students named as finalists in the Regeneron …

Odyssey Charter School hosted an Oli Mazi celebration Monday.

Odyssey celebrates Greek program, $500,000 national award

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

This week, Odyssey Charter School in Wilmington celebrated civic engagement, its Greek immersion program, and a national recognition that won the school $500,000. Oli Mazi Day, also known as the Together We Stand Festival, included everything from Red Hot Chili Pepper covers, to Greek poetry, to an open dialogue between students, staff, and a panel of education leaders and state …