A few hundred students signed certificates of commitment to work with future employers during career signing day Monday.

NCCVT career signing day: 300 hop into workforce

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The First State workforce just broadened Monday as nearly 300 high school seniors from the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District put pen to paper as they inked their names for career signing day.  The teenagers will begin work and earn income right after graduating high school with an arsenal of trades and skills, something that Superintendent Joseph Jones …

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 …

Maiss Hussein took home the Poetry Out Loud crown in 2023 and 2024.

Get to know Delaware’s 2x poetry queen, Maiss Hussein

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

The back-to-back scholastic poetry champion won her most recent crown with a poem she says was way out of her comfort zone, but served as the perfect finale. A proud Palestinian, a powerful performer and a hopeful dentist with blooming curiosity, Hodgson Vo-Tech senior Maiss Hussein’s victory this year in the state Poetry Out Loud competition was just as sweet …

Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School broke ground on its new building Friday.

Hodgson Vo-Tech breaks ground on new $217.5 million building

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

School and government leaders broke ground Friday on the new Hodgson Vocational Technical High School. The school is one of four in the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District, and its new home has a price tag of $217.5 million, with about 60% funded by the state and the remaining portion paid for by the district via tax dollars. …