Category: Education

Year Up graduates reflect on a challenging year

We introduced you to five members of the Year Up program in April, asking them first about their expectations and fears entering the program and then, a few months later, checking in to see how things were going in a program that started with classes at Wilmington University; workshops on personal development and soft skills…

Year Up students on cusp of completing “life-changing” experience

This is the final installment in a series of stories we’ve written following five participants in the Year Up program.  Just over a year ago, Ronald Shackelford Jr. and his fianceé Taylor Brown were treading water. Ronald was recovering from a seizure at the Philadelphia Airport and working odd jobs. Taylor had been bouncing between…

Public-private investment poises Delaware for fintech prominence

Build it and they will come. That’s the idea behind the $38 million FinTech Center announced by the University of Delaware in November in partnership with Discover Bank and Delaware Technology Park. The project aims to prepare hundreds of new technologically skilled financial services workers beginning in 2021.

New DSU President Tony Allen:  “It all matters”

Tony Allen officially became the 12th president of Delaware State University today (Jan. 1, 2020) and agreed to share his vision with the Delaware business community. Happy New Year! On my first day on the job as president of one of the most important institutions in the nation, I wanted to make sure to greet…

New $38M FinTech center to be built at UD STAR Campus

NEWARK – The University of Delaware announced Thursday, Nov. 21, that it will partner with Discover Bank and Delaware Technology Park to build a new center for financial services technology, or so-called fintech, at its STAR Campus. The six-story, 100,000-square-foot building on UD’s Science Technology and Advanced Research Campus located off Route 896 on the…

Would more public funding for schools drive higher GDP?

It was an unusual message for this group to hear, a blend of libertarians, free-enterprisers and outright conservatives. At its 11th annual dinner on Oct. 15, members and leaders of the Caesar Rodney Institute, Delaware’s free enterprise think tank, heard renowned Stanford economics professor Eric Hanushek of the Hoover Institution make the case that increased…

Sussex County Technical School continues to search for a replacement school building for its 60-year-old campus in order to save taxpayers millions of dollars in maintenance costs, according to school district officials. “We remain very concerned about the condition of the building and the campus. Making repairs as problems develop is like slapping a Band-Aid…

Delaware First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney has joined the Delaware Readiness Teams, a statewide initiative of volunteer based teams that strengthens communities at a local level, to kick off Delaware’s second statewide kindergarten registration campaign on October 18 at the Dover Public Library. Following the launch event, the Delaware Readiness Teams will host over 20 events…

A new federal grant will allow Delaware to expand supports for children who have experienced academic, social, and behavioral health challenges as a result of exposure to trauma and toxic stress. Gov. John Carney announced on Monday that Delaware will receive almost $7.5 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education’s Trauma Recovery…