Month: July 2017

The Delaware Department of Education released data showing that Delaware school teachers and administrators lack diversity compared to their student population. The findings also show that the student population is becoming more diverse, even as the teacher and school leader workforce remains stagnant. African Americans make up 30 percent of the student population while only…

The University of Delaware announced its undergraduate and tuition fees for the 2017-2018 academic year. Tuition will increase by $330 for Delaware residents (a total of $13,160) and $900 for nonresidents (a total of $33,150). “Academic excellence and access are top priorities for us as a University,” Provost Domenico Grasso said. “We are committed to…

When it comes to consumers’ food choices throughout the United States, there is one consistent theme, and Perdue’s Andrea Staub knows what it is. “More than 82 percent of U.S. households regularly purchase some organic products,” says Staub, Perdue’s senior vice president of corporate communications. “We’re listening to consumers, and to give consumers access to…

Credit unions give banks a run for their money

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times North American credit unions have progressed mightily since 1900, when the first one was created in Quebec to provide affordable credit to working-class families largely ignored by banks. “The reason credit unions started was to fill a need for individual consumers that banks did not serve a…

DOVER – Governor John Carney on Sunday night signed a $4.1 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2018, a plan that balances a nearly $400 million budget shortfall through a nearly equal mix of spending reductions and new revenue, while maintaining funding for key public services.   Carney signed the budget in his Legislative Hall office…