Schools unlikely to lift mask mandate early, despite parent pleas

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  Gov. John Carney announced Monday that he would lift his indoor mask mandate Friday — except for schools, where masks are required until March 31. On Tuesday, parent Benjamin Kennedy asked the Appoquinimink School District Board to not wait and to get rid of masks in schools on Friday. The next night, parent Brandon Bushon asked the Red Clay …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – August 29, 2021

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/DelawareLive-Aug-29.pdf” title=”DelawareLive-Aug 29″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Federal lawsuit attempts to halt, slow all East Coast wind farm approvals Wilmington film screening bases ticket cost …

Indian River votes ‘no confidence’ in mask mandate, to petition for change

Charlie Megginson Education, Government, Headlines

Gov. John Carney’s order that school kids must wear masks continues to gather complaints. Photo by Bree Stonebraker. Indian River School District on Monday voted “no confidence” in the governor’s school mask mandate and agreed to submit a petition urging the order to be reconsidered or revised.  The Sussex County meeting, held outside on the football field to avoid the …

Learning pods, microschools planned to take kids out of state schools

Charlie Megginson Education, Government, Headlines

A group of Delawareans upset about the state’s school mask mandate are working to create alternative education methods for students.  The group hopes to build coalitions of parents, retired teachers, and experienced homeschoolers to offer learning pods, micro-schools, and tutors. “Essentially what we’re organizing right now and looking at bringing back is the one-room schoolhouse,” said James Davidson of Patriots …