Category: Education

For years, educators have stressed the importance of earning a college degree, but a big buzzword in many academic circles today is “certificates,” which use a laser-like focus to acquire new skills. Wilmington University offers about 80 different certificate programs. The university’s certificate programs are extremely subject-specific, resulting in highly specialized professionals who are qualified…

(AP) — Tuition rates are going up at the University of Delaware. The school announced Thursday that undergraduate tuition and fees for in-state students will increase by 4 percent for the upcoming year, to $13,680. Tuition and fees for out-of-state students will rise by 3.5 percent, to $34,310. The total cost for most undergraduates, including…

One of the most intractable problems across the country is how to help young offenders re-enter society, and do so with marketable skills. A Delaware nonprofit has been addressing that challenge head-on for more than two decades. Launched in 1992 as the Challenge of Fort Christina, a boatbuilding program adjoining the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard on…

The Delaware Prosperity Partnership has begun its strategic planning process to figure out the best way to bring more businesses to Delaware and keep businesses here by helping them grow. One of the most effective tools they could have would be the ability to say that Delaware has the best public schools in the United…

Chemours has created a $400,000 scholarship program for Wilmington high school students studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and bound for Historically Black Colleges (HBCU). Chemours President Mark Vergano and Mayor Mike Purzycki announced the three-year partnership last Thursday at The Contemporary on the Christina Riverfront. “At Chemours we believe that everyone should have access…

The University of Virginia Press will provide manuscript editorial services, design services and production services for the University of Delaware Press beginning July 1. The move will not affect staffing at UD’s press office, and the space allotted for the press operation will not change, according to Andrea Boyle Tippett of the of UD’s marketing…

Reading Assist Institute announces the certification of its first class of Certified Reading Assist Interventionists. The 13 graduates were the first to undertake the 50-hour training course in the accredited Reading Assist Intervention Program. It’s the only program in Delaware accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council. Graduates includes: Pamela Barr, Bridgette Boody,…