Category: Education

Three Delaware schools have been honored as one of the 362 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. They were honored based on their overall academic achievement and progress toward meeting academic goals and closing achievement gaps. Delaware schools that made the list include Charter School of Wilmington, Delaware Military Academy and West Park Place Elementary…

Building a new Sussex Tech is the fiscally responsible move

By Warren Reid and Stephen Guthrie Guest Columnists To the passing motorist on U.S. 9, Sussex Technical High School looks nearly like a brand-new school. Walking through the hallways, the wings look nearly like they were when they were built throughout the last six decades. But behind the scenes, our main building is in severe…

The U.S. Small Business Administration on Sept. 30 announced new funding for the Blue Hen Proof of Concept, a startup incubator program under the University of Delaware’s Horn Entrepreneurship. The Blue Hen Proof of Concept program provides gap funding, mentoring and training during the initial technology commercialization activities of researchers and inventors across campus. The…

DSU accepts 252 future freshmen at taping of ‘First Take’

Over $1 million in DSU scholarships given at 76ers Fieldhouse event WILMINGTON – For 252 high-school students, going to the 76ers Fieldhouse on Sept. 20, was memorable not only because they saw Stephen A. Smith and ESPN’s “First Take” – and NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. –– tape the show live from…

The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education have teamed up to assemble a series of college rankings for 2019 that is designed to help prospective students choose their school. One of these rankings looked at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and placed Delaware State University in sixth place in a tie with Morehouse…

Wesley College president: Future success depends on finding efficiencies, building partnerships

Wesley College President Bob Clark is well aware of the challenges that colleges — from small private schools like his to larger university systems — are facing due in large part to declining enrollment.  He’s also heard the rumors swirling lately about his own Dover-based school, although he does point to a recent observation by…

Tony Allen vows to keep DSU on course, engaged with stakeholders

Provost Dr. Tony Allen will assume the presidency of Delaware State University on Jan. 1 following the departure of Wilma Mishoe, who announced Sept. 5 that she will retire after a 40-year career in education. Allen has a background in the corporate sector as the former head of corporate reputation for Bank of America, where…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s (DSCC) Small Business Alliance (SBA) has announced this year’s Superstars in Business award winners. The Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business awards program is named for one of Delaware’s most distinguished small business leaders. Marvin Gilman displayed the highest ethical standards, found innovative ways to improve the world around…

The Community Education Building (CEB) — the former MBNA headquarters turned home base for education nonprofits and charter schools — is building a playground that will serve the students of Kuumba Academy Charter and Great Oaks Charter School. The playground will open Tuesday, September 9 at the corner of Walnut and 13th streets in Wilmington.…

Delaware Technical Community College in August broke ground on the Automotive Center of Excellence in Georgetown. The 13,500-square-foot facility at the College’s Owens Campus is the home of the first diesel mechanic training program in the region. The new facility is designed to support a growing job market. A total of 3,000 automotive technicians and…