Category: Education

(AP) — The president of Delaware’s teachers union has resigned in light of offensive blog posts from 2006 to 2009 that resurfaced this week. News outlets report the Delaware State Education Association convened an emergency meeting Wednesday during which Mike Matthews resigned. Matthews used to run a blog in which he used crude terms to…

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Delaware State University a $498,372 research grant fund in support of project that will focus on the capabilities of lasers in killing viruses. The project is a collaboration between DSU’s Division of Physical and Computational Sciences, Laboratory of Quantum Optics and Food Safety Laboratory on campus, along with…

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times A sensor-enabled chest model and a throwable robot were among the array of products featured at the first Tech Innovation Showcase put on by the University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship program The showcase on Thursday also included a keynote and panel discussion on bringing ideas from the…

WSFS Bank has committed a $6,500 grant toward a duel-credit program launched by the Delaware College of Art and Design at Cab Calloway School of the Arts. The program is part of an effort by DCAD to partner with surrounding schools and create a pipeline for future arts students. “DCAD is thrilled not only to be…

(AP) — A Delaware charter school focused on preparing students for public safety careers has abruptly shut its doors. News outlets report the Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security announced its closure on Tuesday, nearly a month into the school year and just days before the Sept. 30 public school enrollment deadline. The school,…

The University of Delaware is now offering scholarship funding and support for students with autism who want to study computer and information science or electrical and computer engineering. The program, called Spectrum Scholars, is supported by a 10-year grant from JPMorgan Chase. “The Spectrum Scholars program is an exciting opportunity for students with autism and…

Delaware State University has moved up to 12th in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of public and private Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs). Among public HBCUs, the University is the 4th highest ranked, trailing only North Carolina A&T University (tied for No. 7), Florida A&M University (No. 9) and North Carolina…

Giant Food, the regional grocery chain, is about to launch the 2018-2019 A+ School Rewards Program. The fundraiser allows customers to donate to local schools through qualified purchases. The program has awarded $36 million since the initiative launched in 2000. Schools in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Delaware have benefited through assistance for technology upgrades,…