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 …

Cape Henlopen's referendum will be on Tuesday, March 26.

Cape Henlopen 6th district to hold tax hike vote; March 26

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Cape Henlopen School District is the sixth district in Delaware to have a referendum this year in which residents will vote whether or not to raise local taxes. In total, the district is seeking a total of $83,647,000 of additional local revenue.  This year’s referendum will take place Tuesday, March 26, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. …

DSU, the third ranked public HBCU, is asking for about $47,000,000 in state funding.

JFC praises DSU aviation, says it should upgrade facilities

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Jokes were cracked, programs were praised and millions state funding was requested from Delaware State University Thursday’s Joint Finance Committee hearing. That committee is responsible for setting the state budget and allocating funding to different programs and organizations throughout Delaware. DSU, the state’s only Historically Black College and University, is asking for about $47,000,000. It started its hearing on a …

DelTech is seeking $525,000 in state funding for salary competitiveness.

DelTech questioned about extra salary funding, pay discrepancy 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

It was higher education day in the Joint Finance Committee Thursday, in which the big three state institutions – University of Delaware, Delaware State University and Delaware Technical Community College – made their cases for millions in state funding. DelTech, which has $100,460,200 penciled in through the Governor’s Recommended Budget, is asking for additional $525,000 for salary competitiveness, which the …

Colonial is looking to upgrade and renovate its athletic facilities, which can be utilized by the community.

Colonial addresses concerns about sports facilities in tax forum

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

How Colonial School District sports will benefit from a $61 million tax referendum was a common theme among questions during Wednesday’s virtual public forum. District officials fielded queries about the effect of the referendum, which would raise average homeowners taxes by about $250 annually. The money will be used to match state funds of $122 million for maintenance and improvements …

The WLC is ramping up efforts to build community councils and strengthen and establish community partnerships.

WLC building 9 community councils, strengthening partnerships

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Partnership was the word of the night in the Wilmington Learning Collaborative’s January meeting Tuesday night.  Dorrell Green, superintendent of Red Clay Consolidated School District and a member of the governing council for the group, said they need to make sure they spend the millions of state funding wisely while strengthening community partnerships with groups that provide help, such as …

The Christina Cultural Arts Center's Innovation Center is now open to the public.

CCAC opens Innovation Center to help close technology gap

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Christina Cultural Arts Center unveiled its new and improved Innovation Center Wednesday, which leaders call a major milestone for the group. “We envision that Christina becomes the one of the primary technology hubs in the city,” said James Ray Rhodes, executive director of the Christina Cultural Arts Center, “for students to collaborate globally, nationally, internationally, with technology – not …

This year's SALSTHON will benefit the Saint Patrick's Center.

SALSTHON keeps $175K goal, will benefit St. Patrick’s Center

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

  Wilmington’s Salesianum School has started fundraising for SALSTHON 2024, which has a goal of $175,000 to benefit St. Patrick’s Center. St. Patrick’s provides emergency food, meals, respite for the homeless, clothing, transportation and recreational activities for people in need. “People are pumped up to raise money, and they’re excited to go,” said Frank Holodick, a senior and student council …