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Education group seeks candidates to run for school boards

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Education

First State Educate/ First State Action Fund is seekingĀ  community members committed to seeing their public schools thrive with rigorous, safe and supportive environments by serving on their elected local school board. Why should you serve? Did you know that less than half our students read on grade level and perform math with proficiency? The decisions made by local school …

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First State Educate, Action Fund name new executive director

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

Julia Keleher, a Pennsylvania educational leader who once was sent to prision on fraud charges, has been named the new executive director of First State Educate and First State Action Fund, two linked nonprofits devoted to improving education in the Delaware. She succeeds Laurisa Schutt, who helped found the organiztions. Schutt will remain on the boards but is pursuing other …

Danielle Deinert was the solo participant in the forum Wednesday.Ā 

Milford’s Deinert against banning books, for LGBTQ+ support

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Danielle Deinert, a candidate for Milford School Districtā€™s board, fielded questions on key education issues like LGBTQ+ rights, critical race theory and school safety in a forum Wednesday night.Ā  Milfordā€™s forum is one of six hosted by First State Action Fund, a local group aiming to reinvent education in Delaware. The series is intended to help voters understand candidateā€™s positions …

2 Appo school board candidates fielded questions Wednesday.

Only 2 of 4 Appo school board candidates attend board’s Q&A

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Appoquinimink school board candidates answered questions about transgender bathrooms, equity and inclusion, goals for the board and more Wednesday night. The districtā€™s school board hosted a question-and-answer session Wednesday night to allow families in the district to get to know candidates. Two of the four attended: Tim Johns, a pastor, and Ray Petkevis, a realtor. The other two candidates, Madeline …

School board elections open to voters Tuesday

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

  After weeks of candidates campaigning, Delawareā€™s 38 school board candidates face the voters Tuesday, May 10. Polls open on May 10 at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. While school board elections typically draw only 10% of the available voters, many Delaware organizations are hoping for a higher turnout this year. Jane Brady, chairwoman of the Delaware State …

Meet school board candidates in 6 upcoming virtual forums

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Upcoming school board forums will allow community members to meet, question school board candidates. Photo by Element5 Digital.   Meet the candidates in 6 upcoming school board forums Delaware school board election forums kick off tomorrow, with six being held during the next two weeks so community members can meet their districtā€™s candidates and hear their thoughts. With only 10% …