Barclays fulfills each EastSide teacher’s Amazon wish list of gifts 

Barclays fills EastSide teachers’ Amazon classroom wish lists

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Christmas came a couple months early for the teachers of Wilmington’s EastSide Charter School Thursday.  School Chief Executive Officer Aaron Bass, the school’s eagle mascot and volunteers from Barclays popped into rooms rolling a speaker blasting “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” as they dropped off gifts to 45 different classrooms.  Teachers often make Amazon wish lists each …

Charter School of Wilmington

U.S. News: Wilmington Charter No. 1 high school in Delaware

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Charter School of Wilmington once again was Delaware’s highest ranked public high school, according to the just-released U.S. News & World Report list. It didn’t crack the top 100, though. It was listed at 112 in the country. Forty of the state’s 59 public high schools were ranked, including eight charter schools, in the magazine’s list of 17,680 schools across …

Wilmington Friends School, the oldest existing school in Delaware, will celebrate its 275th anniversary starting Sept. 5

Wilmington Friends School to mark 275th anniversary

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

For Ellie Alexander Poorman, attending Wilmington Friends School means much more than just education – it means family, and generations of it. The historic school, founded in 1748,  is older than the country. Friends will start celebrating its 275th anniversary Sept. 5 when it opens its doors for the 2023-2024 school year.  Poorman, 88, sent all four of her children …

board associaton Delaware School Board association

School board members question value of state association 

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Some Delaware school district boards are questioning what they get from their membership in the Delaware School Boards Association. The cost of joining is not insignificant. In Caesar Rodney School District’s July board meeting, John Marinucci, former executive director of DSBA, said it would cost the district $10,500 per year to be part of the association, That includes a discount …

The Redding Consortium unveiled its proposed spending plan for next fiscal year.

Redding Consortium approves $16 million spending plan

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Members of the Redding Consortium Monday night voted to approve a spending plan for the next fiscal year, which includes more than $16 million in operating funds and carryover funds left over from this previous budgets. The largest allocation $7,914,637 for outside school time services and in-school health services. These can be considered wraparound services, which help fill the gaps …

Read Aloud Delaware has updated its logo along with its 5-year strategic plan

Read Aloud Delaware unveils new logo, strategic plan

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

Read Aloud Delaware, a Wilmington nonprofit dedicated to helping young children be ready to learn to read in school, unveiled a new logo Tuesday designed to illustrate its new strategic plan. The new logo is a more polished version of its longtime symbol, featuring an adult and a child looking at a book. It was designed to illustrate the nonprofit’s …

Delaware Teacher of the Year Jahsha Tabron

2022 Rewind: Meet Delaware’s Teacher of the Year

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

This story was originally published in May 2022. Jahsha Tabron’s passion for English and literature exploded after reading Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and “Macbeth” in her 11th grade honors English class in the Bronx.  Thirty years later, Tabron – who is Delaware’s Teacher of the Year for 2022 – leads her own English class at Brandywine High School. Tabron, whose lively and …

Woodbridge excellence in teaching non-English speaking students

Woodbridge cited for success teaching non-English speakers

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A handful of first-graders in a Woodbridge District school laughed and cheered Tuesday as they — in English — guessed what sorts of things can be found in a museum. The goal of the small-group session at Woodbridge Early Childhood Education Center, which serves a large portion of students learning English, is to build students’ vocabulary and help them comfortably …

Reading score discovery at Colonial

Colonial surprise: Reading scores higher after COVID

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

Colonial School District Superintendent Jeffrey D. Menzer unearthed a surprising fact while he was devising a method to track the effectiveness of a new focus on student reading skills and scores. The 2022 eighth graders who had been at Colonial schools since second grade scored higher on reading proficiency tests than those in eighth grade in 2019, Menzer told the …

Goldey-Beacom College

Goldey-Beacom’s endowment helps it rank high for upward mobility

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Goldey-Beacom College’s president says the school’s use of its endowment to commit to affordable tuition landed it in the top 20% of a think tank ranking of economic mobility for institutions of higher learning. The ranking comes from Washington D.C.’s center-left think tank Third Way.  It takes into consideration the amount of time it takes low-income students to recoup the …