5 high school students will be honored at the Delaware Theatre Company March 2.

5 First State student authors to see shows produced at DTC

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Five Delaware high school students will show off their work in this year’s Delaware Young Playwrights Festival. Their scripts were chosen from a pool of 58 one-act plays written by 64 students in recent months. The showcase winners are: Morgan Baker of William Penn High School – “The Ladder Escape” Danielle Chapman of St. Elizabeth High School – Happy New …

Dawson Raught, Jeffery Brennan and MaKayla Counts with some of the Penn Farm chickens used to harvest eggs.

William Penn eggstra: Ag students provide campus-grown eggs

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

William Penn staff have one benefit most educators don’t: Eggs. Karen Ferrucci’s animal science class harvests eggs from their chickens, giving first choice to the school’s nutritional program to feed students, and the second to the school’s culinary program. Any extra eggs are sold to school faculty and staff. Last week, Ferrucci and the 150 students involved in her various …

A 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with the shooting at William Penn High School last week. (Jarek Rutz/Delaware LIVE News)

16-year-old male charged for shooting at William Penn High

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

A 16-year-old male from Wilmington has been arrested in connection to a shooting at William Penn High School Tuesday that shut the school for the rest of the week. “We’re all relieved and we’re hoping the school community and the community as a whole can move forward and heal,” said William Penn High School Principal Lisa Brewington. “This was a …

William Penn High School will close for the rest of the week. (William Penn High Facebook)

William Penn cancels classes to investigate Tuesday shooting

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

William Penn High School will close the rest of the week to allow the Delaware State Police to investigate an incident Tuesday in which a gun was fired. Friday, Jan. 13th is a professional development day, so students were already scheduled to have the day off.  Classes won’t be held virtually Wednesday or Thursday, and the Colonial School District has …

Read Aloud Delaware has updated its logo along with its 5-year strategic plan

Read Aloud Delaware unveils new logo, strategic plan

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Read Aloud Delaware, a Wilmington nonprofit dedicated to helping young children be ready to learn to read in school, unveiled a new logo Tuesday designed to illustrate its new strategic plan. The new logo is a more polished version of its longtime symbol, featuring an adult and a child looking at a book. It was designed to illustrate the nonprofit’s …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Dec. 4, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Sneak Peek: Chancery Market Food Hall and Bar Teachers union calls for pay committee to #MoveTheMeeting Many Del. districts don’t evaluate superintendents annually Culture Hale Byrnes House to unveil painting of witness tree Odessa Houses’ Christmas designer takes on the White House ‘Sister Act’ …

There are more than 70 libraries across the state that share 2.5 million ebooks and print books for the benefit of Delawareans.

Delaware to add school libraries into statewide catalog

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The Delaware Library Consortium announced Tuesday that it will spend $1 million to add school libraries into the statewide catalog. The goal is to broaden the First State’s library catalog and provide more students an opportunity to conduct research or read for pleasure. “Over the years it seems like everything around literacy has been tweaked except school libraries, until now,” …

Colonial's dropout prevention program has helped William Penn's students stay in school and earn their diploma.

Colonial’s dropout prevention program shows impressive results

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Kelvin Addy needed a push to make it into William Penn’s 2014 graduating class. Now he’s working for one of the organizations that helped him get his diploma, helping today’s students succeed and closing a circle that began with Colonial School District’s novel dropout prevention program. Since the program’s implementation in 2012, graduation rates have spiked and dropouts have plummeted.  …

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Bellefonte, Old New Castle revive spring festivals

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

    Two of Delaware’s unique neighborhoods are bringing back traditional spring festivals. A Day in Old New Castle and the Bellefonte Arts Festival both return Saturday, May 21. The Old New Castle event celebrates its Colonial looks and history. It offers home, museum and church tours; food trucks; re-enactments; Colonial craftsmen; plein air artists; and a tour of the …