Category: Education

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…

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…