DelawareLive July 14

DelawareLIVE Weekly Review – July 14, 2024

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This Week’s Review Includes: Christina school board puts Superintendent Shelton on leave  Delawareans have won Powerball 285 times for $1.6 billion  Meet Artelo, the Kennett Square motel with arty twist   Rise, shine & dine: 13 beach restaurants for breakfast  DNREC’s new all-terrain wheelchair uses caterpillar tracks  Wilmington 4th grader named outstanding safety patroller Canal undefeated; Newark National eliminates Pike Creek  …

First State Educate's latest webinar focused on school board agendas. (Photo by redkphotohobby/Adobe Stock)

Education group details school board agendas, legal rules

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware school boards operate under many rules, including having public meetings that have been advertised in advance to comply with state Freedom of Information requirements. That was one of the details that came up during a  First State Educate webinar Monday night  focused on how school board agendas work, the legal requirements of boards, the importance of communication and more. …

DelawareLive June 16

DelawareLIVE Weekly Review – June 16, 2024

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This Week’s Review Includes: Ruth Briggs King launches campaign for lieutenant governor Celebrate Juneteenth with these events in Delaware Carney signs bill to create hospital review board Move to help state eliminate food deserts heads to House Architects: No room for childcare in Leg Hall Charter leaders happy with flexibility new legislation could give Click on the image below to …

First State Educate's community action event Monday night focused on parental engagement with school boards.

FSE says parents need to engage in their kids’ education

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A group advocating for radical change to improve education in the state wants parents to be involved in their child’s education and is giving them the tools to do so.  First State Educate hosted a webinar Monday night in what will be a series of meetings helping inform the public about the current state of education in Delaware.  Monday’s was …

The state's graduation rate is more than double the proficiency rates.

How is state grad. rate 88% with 31% math proficiency, 41% ELA?

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Although just 31% of students in Delaware are proficient in math and 41% are proficient in English language arts, the graduation rate in First State high schools is 88%.  “While Delaware’s graduation rate is encouraging, understanding achievement requires a deeper look at student growth throughout their K-12 experience,” said Julia Keleher, chief strategy and operating officer for First State Educate, …

The 2024 school board elections in Delaware are Tuesday, May 14, with polls opening at 7 a.m.

Polls open Tuesday for school board elections

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Only 16 candidates will compete for a school board seat this year when the polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m.  In a year that already had fewer races than normal, candidates have been dropping out since qualifying, narrowing the field. Seven of Delaware’s 19 school districts have school board elections, with polls open until 8 p.m.  Preliminary results are expected …

Amy Trauth, a candidate for the Christina School District Board of Education, answered a series of questions on education topics during a public forum Monday night.

Christina candidate talks testing, guns, LGBTQ, books, more

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A series of get-to-know school board candidate forums kicked off Monday night with Christina School District, which has two people vying for one open seat. Hosted by a slew of education and social advocacy groups, the virtual forum is one of four throughout the next two weeks. Matt Clifford, one of the candidates, declined to participate, so the questions on …

DelawareLive April 21

DelawareLIVE Weekly Review – April 21, 2024

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This Week’s Review Includes: State committee endorses pricey, private garage tunnel Landmark Chadds Ford restaurant The Gables to start B&B Meet Bobby Pancake, celebrating High 5 Hospitality’s 20 years Assisted suicide finally passes House, GOP with major concerns 93 honored as 2024 Secretary of Education Scholars No. 7 Polytech rallies past Smyrna Click on the image below to read these …

The bill would make being connected to a military member a point of priority for Delaware students looking to choice into a school. (Photo by avid_creative/iStock Getty Images)

Military students could get priority in school choice

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Military families in Delaware could receive a scholastic perk in the world of school choice with a new bill that unanimously was voted for in the House Education Committee Wednesday afternoon. House Bill 354, sponsored by Rep. Nnamdi Chukwuocha, D-Wilmington, gives the dependent children of active military members, full-time Delaware National Guard members, and active duty members of a reserve …

Wednesday's webinar was meant to engage community members into learning and giving feedback about public education in Delaware.

First State Educate details problems, solutions to education

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

An organization aiming to reform education in Delaware hosted an informative webinar Wednesday that painted a picture of a poor return on investment, the importance of a successful education system, the need to engage with legislators and more. First State Educate’s chief strategy and operating officer Julia Keleher hosted the virtual meeting, which also tried to get the sense of …