Category: Education

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,…

Two years ago, Steve Boerner spun HeliumIQ off of a previous concern that he operated, Hatch House Ventures, which helped universities develop entrepreneurial programs. Hatch House helped schools develop curriculum components and faculty training and even ran live-work accelerator programs. HeliumIQ helps higher education institutions and their surrounding regions cultivate and support entrepreneurs by providing…

Wilmington University (WilmU) now offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Camden County College (CCC) campuses in Blackwood and Camden City, NJ. The partnership is designed to give community college students a chance to smoothly transfer into an affordable four-year program. “Like WilmU, Camden County College wants to provide accessible and affordable, high quality educational opportunities…

(AP) — Gov. John Carney has tapped an attorney currently helping lead Delaware’s prison reform efforts to serve as a University of Delaware trustee. Carney’s announcement Friday of the nomination of Claire DeMatteis comes after Delaware’s Senate president refused to act on Carney’s previous request to reappoint Wilmington attorney and top Democratic Party donor Stuart…

(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…