Category: Education

(AP) — The University of Delaware has named its first female provost. News outlets report the university announced Monday that Robin Morgan would formally assume the role July 1, becoming the 11th provost in school history. Morgan has been serving as interim provost since October, after Domenico Grasso stepped down. University President Dennis Assanis praised…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, The Partnership, Inc., last night presented five educational programs with the Superstars in Education Award. Here are the winners, with descriptions from the State Chamber: Thomas McKean High School’s AVID Program in the Red Clay Consolidated School District. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a systematic…

Gov. John Carney on Saturday signed Senate Bill 90 into law. The law expands the Inspire Scholarship program, which provides scholarship assistance to select Delaware high school students to attend Delaware State University. The program formerly supported six continuous semesters worth of tuition. Now it will support eight. About 1,700 students have gotten assistance so far,…

Ursuline Academy is holding its first TEDxYouth this Sunday, May 20. The theme of the inaugural event is “Pioneers and Poets” and will feature 18 speakers. “Today, young people are growing up in a world where the definitions of who we are, where we live and how we get things done seem to adjust and expand every…

Goldey-Beacom College announced today the appointment of W. Daniel Young, Ph.D. as director of the newly created Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program. Young will help recruit faculty and students while shaping the vision of the program, including managing the curriculum and exam process. He will also have a hand in crafting courses. The doctoral…

Becker Associates, a global consulting and brand management firm, has acquired Philly-based digital media company FlockU. Brian Selander, former chief strategy officer for Gov. Jack Markell, runs the startup, which produced original content for college students by college students from 1,100 campuses. The two-year-old website had big-name sponsors in Amazon, T-Mobile, DIRECTV, BSN, and Match.com. “The…

Bloomberg Philanthropies has provided a $3.25 million grant to Delaware Pathways towards improving access to economic opportunity for Delaware students. Delaware Pathways, a partnership between the K-12 education system and various public and private partners, offers high school and postsecondary students an opportunity to gain work-based learning experience, college credits and industry credentials. “Thanks to…

Delaware State University will continue its partnership with the Verizon Innovative Learning Renew Partnership with a $300,000 grant. The program offers STEM and technology courses to male minority middle school students. Verizon launched the program in 2015 to serve Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions. Over 1,400 students in 24 institutions have participated.…

A group of 39 Delaware educators gathered in Dover last night for the first meeting of the Teachers Advisory Council. The volunteer group is made up of two teachers from each of the state’s 19 school districts and six charter school educators that seek to facilitate communication and represent the voice of teachers in state…