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William Penn grapplers upset fifth-ranked Smyrna

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

New Castle – The Wm. Penn wrestlers knew the history heading into their Monday night showdown with number five ranked Smyrna. The Colonials last win over the Eagles was 17 years ago in 2006. Monday night’s win was the biggest win for the program over the last 20 years as Wm. Penn defeated Smyrna 39-32 in front of a loud …

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William Penn High forms student advocacy group

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

When William Penn High School senior Ethan Davis visits his alma mater next year, he hopes to see student-led changes driven by a group founded two weeks ago. The group, which includes Davis and nine of his schoolmates, is called the Student Voice Committee.  The committee’s purpose, according to Davis, is to advocate for students and recommend policy that will …

Lead in Delaware Schools

General Assembly to hold virtual forum on lead in schools

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Health

The General Assembly will hold a public forum next week focused on the recent discovery of lead in the water supplies of nearly 50 Delaware school buildings. The virtual forum will be held Monday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. “Like many parents throughout Delaware, my fellow legislators and I are very concerned about the presence of any lead in the …

Dozens of schools in Delaware have been identified as having lead contaminants in their water supply.

William Penn among 22 schools with elevated levels of lead in water

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The bad news: Colonial School District expects to pay at least $350,000 to repair a water main suspected of bringing lead into its buildings. The good news: None of the water is reaching students or workers. As soon as Colonial was notified, school fountains were turned off, while sinks and toilets are allowed to run, because lead is not absorbed …