Category: Education

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…

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…

With the development of 14 career pathways, the Delaware Department of Education aims to guide students who aren’t necessarily headed to a four-year college into rewarding careers that meet the state’s economic needs. The culinary arts and hospitality program known as ProStart, a collaboration with the Delaware Restaurant Association, is the most robust of these…

One innovative career niche is the design and development of computerized games for both entertainment and training purposes. Scott Shaw is chairman of the game design and development program and the video and motion graphics program at Wilmington University. Here, he lends insight on this burgeoning field. When did Wilmington University develop these programs, and how…

Many high schools prepare students to follow specific career paths. At Delaware Design-Lab High School, they’re teaching teenagers to be innovators. The charter high school, housed in the Faith City Church complex near Christiana Mall with an enrollment of about 270 students, is just completing its second year, but it has already made its mark…

When big business dominated the nation’s commerce, college business students typically had three choices of majors: administration, finance and accounting. The contemporary search for “the next big thing” has moved entrepreneurship into the spotlight. Daniel J. Freeman is associate professor of business administration at the University of Delaware and director of its Horn Program in…