UD researcher Matt Breece presents to Caesar Rodney High School students Tuesday.

Caesar Rodney climate class: Straight outta Antarctica 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Caesar Rodney high school students had a front row seat Tuesday to penguin research in the South Pole. You read that right.  The students were connected online to a group of University of Delaware researchers down at the pole. “I really liked learning about how global warming is either affecting or helping certain populations of penguins in Antarctica,” said senior …

Caesar Rodney's David E. Robinson Elementary School, located in Magnolia. (Caesar Rodney Facebook)

Caesar Rodney’s strategic plan focuses on mental health

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Caesar Rodney School District new five-year strategic plan will focus heavily on social and emotional learning. “Meeting the needs of the child, especially around social, emotional and behavioral health was the number one item that was brought up on our students surveys, parents surveys, community surveys, teacher surveys, our talks with the Department of Education, steering committee, really across the …

Caesar Rodney students planting as part of their environmental studies. (Courtesy of Caesar Rodney School District Facebook).

Caesar Rodney gets $227,000 for environment education, projects

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Caesar Rodney School District is the only district in the country to be awarded a grant from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation for habitat restoration and education. The district will use that $227,000 to continue to restore underutilized space on 14 public school campuses within the district.  To do that, it will revitalize the EcoTeam Volunteer Corps, use traditional …

In the suit's first pretrial hearing, Judge Anne E. Hartnett told India Scott of Caesar Rodney that she needs to find a lawyer by Oct. 3 in order to avoid her case being dismissed.

Judge tells Caesar Rodney mom to lawyer up

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

India Scott, the Caesar Rodney School District mother who is suing another parent and son for dodgeball game injuries, was told Monday to get a lawyer or her case will be dismissed. Court of Common Pleas Judge Anne E. Hartnett told Scott to find a lawyer by Oct. 3, the day Hartnett has scheduled a second pretrial hearing. The suit, …

DelawareLive Aug 21

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – August 21, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Bonini faces 2 GOP challengers for seat he’s held 27 years Could these new homes break the cycle of poverty? Here’s why state wants advice on school funding Caesar Rodney student, father sued over gym dodgeball incident Culture Finally! Broadway’s Brian Stokes Mitchell to …

India Scott is suing Alex and Finn Dyer for an incident that involved Finn and her son, Charles, during a dodgeball game.

Caesar Rodney student, father sued over gym dodgeball incident

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The mother of a Caesar Rodney School District seventh-grader has sued another parent claiming his son repeatedly hit her son during a gym class game of dodgeball, leaving her child with a traumatic brain injury and medical expenses. On April 29, India Scott, mother of Charles Cottman, filed the lawsuit against Alex Dyer and his son, ninth-grader Finn Dyer, asking …

Education Secretary Mark Holodick joined a few of the digital map competition winners to celebrate in Dover.

6 Delaware students cash in with digital maps

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Six First State students each won a $100 cash prize in a state digital mapping competition with projects on Delaware’s poultry industry, estuaries, snow geese and more. The ESRI 2022 ArcGIS U.S. School Competition is an event for middle and high school students to create and present interactive mapping projects using ESRI software.  The Delawareans who competed developed a digital …

Delaware's Freedom Schools are likely to continue growing in upcoming years.

Freedom Schools likely to stay after successful first year

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Fifty at-risk students, 25 from Capital and 25 from Caesar Rodney school districts, are continuing their schooling into the summer months, courtesy of newly implemented Freedom Schools. Sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, there are five key aspects of the freedom schools:  High-quality academic and character-building enrichment Parent and family involvement Civic engagement and social action Intergenerational servant leadership development …

Caesar Rodney is investing in BoardDocs to give the public easier access to their school board news. (Unsplash)

Caesar Rodney turns to BoardDocs for easier public access

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Caesar Rodney’s school board voted Tuesday night to buy software that will cost $10,500 annually, but serve as a one-stop-shop for families seeking information. All meetings, agendas, meeting minutes, documents, recordings, policies and other information about the school board will be easily available, the board was told. BoardDocs is a paperless meeting management software for public school boards. Eleven of …

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Caesar Rodney’s culinary team wins national competition

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

A hint of salt, a dash of pepper and a big spoonful of victory and cash for Caesar Rodney High School’s culinary team, who bested 80 other teams throughout the country at the National ProStart Student Invitational in Washington, D.C. Each chef earned a $7,000 college scholarship.  Teams had to make a three-course meal, and 60 judges scored them based …