Category: Education

By Joyce L. Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times Dr. Dan Young admittedly eats, breathes and sleeps marketing. While he used to channel that energy in a corporate setting, he decided to prioritize academia after listening to a TEDx talk by Sir Ken Robinson. The topic: Do schools kill creativity? “I wanted to be a…

By Jon Hurdle Special to Delaware Business Times Colleges and business groups in Delaware offer a range of degrees, certificates and courses at graduate level to professionals seeking to build their knowledge of business-related skills. These range from finance and accounting to health-care management and the latest information technology. Here is a selection: UD’s Alfred…

The Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi), a trusted source for objective investor research, has selected the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware as its successor organization. The Weinberg Center will receive a $1 million grant from IRRCi towards the expansion of its research capabilities in environmental, social and…

As Tower Hill School began preparing to celebrate its centennial in 2019, Head of School Bessie Speers offered teachers a chance to translate their passions into special programming that would enhance and complement the experiences high school students encounter throughout the year. They developed the “Tower Term,” an interdisciplinary weeklong opportunity that will be offered…

Educators have known about summer learning loss for years, but Catherine Lindroth, part of a new generation of Delaware education visionaries, developed a way to do something about it. She founded The Summer Learning Collaborative, a nonprofit funded by local foundations and businesses that develops and provides educational programming to enhance the traditional summer camp…

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…