The new Bancroft School will be renamed in September.

Bancroft School’s new name may be Maurice Pritchett Sr. Academy

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The first new school in Wilmington in 50 years is expected to officially receive its highly anticipated naming in September. The board announced Tuesday that the naming committee’s final recommendation for what is now known as Bancroft School is Maurice Pritchett Sr. Academy, in honor of a former Bancroft principal. On Sept. 12, Christina’s school board will officially vote on …

UGrad has had a 100% graduation rate the past 4 years.

100% graduation rate for UGrad foster children

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Eighteen of Delaware’s foster youth were honored in a ceremony Monday night for persisting in the face of multiple problems to graduate from high school and college, often exhibiting excellent work in school. UGrad Education Program, which started in 2018, has served 400 foster children throughout the state. The program is provided by Kind to Kids Foundation, which was founded in …

The Wilmington community celebrated the topping off of its first new school building in decades. (Jarek Rutz/Delaware LIVE News)

First new Wilmington school in 50 years topped off with joy 

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Dozens of Wilmington elementary school students chanted “raise it up” and a drum team played while the ceremonial last beam on the first new city school in 50 years was lifted into place by a construction crane. The new $84 million Bancroft School in Christina School District, which will span several blocks in Wilmington, is expected to open for students …