The state's 2024 secretary scholars were honored Tuesday night.

93 honored as 2024 Secretary of Education Scholars

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The head of Delaware’s Department of Education has named his 93 scholars for 2024. Secretary of Education Mark Holodick selected the students based on their continued academic achievement and involvement in the community.  “This represents one of the highest academic achievements a student can earn in a Delaware public school,” Holodick said at a dinner in Dover honoring the students …

Milford Middle School (MMS) will open for the 2025-2026 school year.

New Milford school gets its name: Milford Middle School

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

After a few months of consideration with plenty of public input, the Milford School District Board of Education finalized a name Monday night for its new middle school.  The new Milford middle school, a key component of Milford School District’s strategic plan to accommodate rapid enrollment growth, will be called “Milford Middle School.” Opening in fall 2025, the building had …

Milford Police held a press conference Monday explaining the closure of Milford School District last week.

New details emerge from police into Milford School District’s closure

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

Milford Police Department Chief Cecilia Ashe shed some light on an ongoing investigation that was linked to Milford School District closing schools last week. Last Thursday, several schools in the Milford School District were placed on “low-level” lockdown after a “credible threat was made toward Milford School District schools and offices.” The entire district was closed Friday, and opened back …

Rendering of the entryway to the new Milford middle school.

New Milford middle school has 4 finalists for name change

Jarek RutzEducation

The new Milford middle school, a key component of Milford School District’s strategic plan to accommodate rapid enrollment growth, will soon be getting a formal name. The school, under construction at 612 Lakeview Avenue in Milford, is expected to open in fall 2025. It is part of the five-year Milford School District Strategic Plan, adopted in 2023. The district is …

Milford's literacy plan is focused on four main goals.

Milford school leaders encouraged by district literacy plan

Jarek RutzEducation

Officials in the Milford School District answered questions and gave updates Monday night about the progress of the district’s literacy plan. Kelly Carvajal Hageman, Milford’s chief academic officer, pointed out in the district’s monthly board meeting that Gov. John Carney and Education Secretary Mark Holodick have urged the state in the past two years to focus on literacy. A 2022 …

Milford shared its disciplinary data for the 2023-2024 school year thus far.

School discipline data shared during Milford board meeting

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

School discipline – a hot topic that has brought parents out to school district meetings to share their child’s experiences – came up again Monday night in Milford. This time, the conversation focused on discipline data from this school year that was reviewed during the monthly board meeting. As expected, there have been much more incidents at the secondary level …

Parents shared personal anecdotes to Milford's school board, pleading for improved school safety.

Milford parents voice concern about school safety, bullying

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

School safety and violence in the hallways and on buses was a major concern among parents Monday night at the Milford School District’s board meeting.  Casey Calhoun, a mother of two children in the district and one recent graduate, was the first to speak. Milford’s schools are a hit or miss in terms of students safety and support. One of …

Delaware has events all weekend long to celebrate Veterans Day.

Here are ways to honor Delaware heroes for Veterans Day

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

Fighting in World War I officially came to an end in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, and 105 years later, those who serve the nation continue to be honored every Nov. 11 on Veterans Day. Delawareans can choose from a variety of events this weekend to pay their respects. “Veterans Day is …

Milford's board tabled a policy banning audio and video recording by students.

Move to ban Milford student phone recordings deemed redundant

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A proposed policy to prohibit Milford School District students from taking audio and video recordings in school buildings turned out to be redundant and was tabled at the school board meeting Monday night. Tabling the policy means the board took no action and it won’t be revisited unless a board member asks for it to be. The idea of addressing …

Milford's dress code policy has been a topic of conversation for months.

The school dress code: Still a hot topic in Milford 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Some Milford School District parents and students showed up to the district’s board meeting this week to once again express dismay about the student dress code policy.  “My biggest concern is that I feel we are addressing and making our dress code policy bigger than our academic policy and bigger than behavioral policies and that just should not be,” said …