New group seeks to get parents, grandparents active in education

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

  A Delaware education nonprofit that wants to foster radical change in state schools by activating the involvement of Delawareans is forming Parent Power, a group of mom, dads and grandparents who want to be involved in the system. Step one, said Sharon Sade’ Truiett, director of advocacy for First State Educate, is for parents to begin attending their local …

Christina board votes to explore Wilmington Learning Collaborative

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

  The Christina School District voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow its superintendent to enter negotiations to form the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. “I’m smiling,” said Gov. John Carney. The Collaborative would oversee the education of only the Wilmington students in kindergarten through eighth grade in Christina, Red Clay and Brandywine school districts, creating programs to help city student learn and …

UD will start winter classes virtually; Wilm U closes campus

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

  The University of Delaware said students may return to campus Jan. 2, but winter classes will start virtually as the school tries to stem the tide of Omicron variant COVID-19 cases. At the same time, Wilmington University said it will react to a new Delaware State of Emergency by closing its campus starting Monday, Jan. 3. Faculty, staff and …

State to require teachers to be vaccinated or tested; DSEA for vaccination

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

    All public and private teachers must comply with a rule to be vaccinated or tested weekly starting Nov. 1.   The state of Delaware will require all public and private school personnel to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be tested weekly. The move is supported by the Delaware State Education Association, a union of teachers and those who …