Reading specialist Dina P. Evans with the Little Free Library at Maple Lane Elementary, and creators Jalen Caesar and David Ennis. (Brandywine School District)

Brandywine students design, make Little Free Libraries

Ken MammarellaEducation, Headlines

Students in the Brandywine School District’s elementaries are getting easier access to wholesome books – and some extra school spirit – with new Little Free Libraries adorned with school mascots. The project also generated real-world experience for the high school engineering and design students who designed and built them – plus some bonding time with their young clients. “I really …

Brandywine board member Kristin Pidgeon said that many city children are bused to suburban schools and the Learning Collab should consider providing programs and services to those students. (Courtesy of Harlan Elementary School Facebook group).

A look at Brandywine’s city vs. suburban test scores

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A look at the test scores of Brandywine School District’s elementary schools shows why the state is focusing only on Wilmington children in its proposal for a program to raise student achievement in the city. Brandywine school board member Kristin Pidgeon this week questioned why Brandywine’s other eight elementaries – all in suburban schools – are not included in the …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Feb. 6, 2022

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Renter, landlord advocates disagree over solutions to eviction crisis Christina School District asks for moratorium on new, expanding charter schools Harlan Elementary’s Thursday night Bedtime Stories promote reading, community Culture Dover to celebrate Black History Month with cultural, educational events Want hydrangeas that bees will love? Choose a lacecap, says Mt. Cuba Surf fishing …

Harlan Elementary’s Thursday night Bedtime Stories promote reading, community

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

  This screen grab from a Harlan Elementary Bedtime Stories livestream shows only a portion of those online.   A Wilmington school’s night time story program started to keep students engaged while classes were in virtual mode has grown into a cultural touchstone for students, families and teachers. Every Thursday night, as many as 70 Harlan Elementary School students and …