Category: Education

(AP) — Delaware’s largest educators union has urged teachers and school staff to participate in three upcoming protests against gun violence. A mass shooting last week at a high school in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead and has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses around the country. The protests…

(AP) — Delaware education officials are asking lawmakers for more than $52 million in additional spending next year, citing the need for more teachers to address skyrocketing numbers of students identified as having special needs. The request presented to the legislature’s budget committee Thursday includes about $16.4 million for 190 new positions, on top of…

(AP) — The University of Delaware has announced plans to implement a tuition surcharge for students at its nursing, engineering and business schools. The university announced the plans Monday as part of a broader plan to increase enrollment and hire more than 500 faculty over the next five to seven years. School officials say the…

High school girls will soon have a chance to play as “cyber protection agents” in an online game designed to attract more women into the cybersecurity field. Delaware is one of seven states to partner with the SANS Institute, a for-profit cybersecurity training company, on the pilot of CyberStart. The online game is designed to…

2018 Economic Forecast: Education

Higher education in Delaware spans two-year art schools, such as the Delaware College of Art and Design, to nationally respected universities, such as the University of Delaware. All colleges in the state are seeing changes coming from within and without, in the form of new student populations, emerging partnerships with outside industries, and the uncertain…

NextFab will soon open its doors to students and faculty of the nearby Delaware College of Art and Design in downtown Wilmington. The members-only makerspace will offer memberships to all part-time and full-time faculty members. The goal will be for instructors to integrate the space into the DCAD curriculum, while using it to further their…

Son’s diagnosis leads mom to fill a specialized niche in home day care

By Geneva Fonda Special to Delaware Business Times Your bundle of joy arrives, but a defining moment alters the journey. For Michelle Campbell, that journey began in 2007 when her two-year-old son, Joseph, was diagnosed with autism. Joseph’s doctor recommended that he be placed in a day care with a small group of other children…

Wilmington University earned the top spot in a ranking by OnlineColleges.com of college online programs. The ranking uses data from the National Center of Education Statistics to determine a 10-point scale drawing from 14 different metrics. The top three schools in the statewide study include: Wilmington University University of Delaware Delaware State University According to…