Category: Education

Viewpoint: Why Delaware’s economy will remain constrained

By John Stapleford and Dave Stevenson Guest Columnists Editor’s Note: The authors participated in our first Delaware Dialogue, published in the July 23 issue, and offered to write the following on the state of Delaware’s economy. Over the past 10 years, using the standard measures — e.g., output, employment, personal income, annual wages and median…

Sussex Technical High School has announced a new work-based capstone experience for its incoming freshman class that is set to transform the school’s career and technical program. The upcoming freshman class will have the opportunity to work part-time for half of their senior year. The idea  is to give students more real-world experience, while supporting…

Delaware Dialogue: Data, Anecdotes and the  Benefit of “Cheerleaders”

We kicked off our first Delaware Dialogue with a robust discussion about whether many Delaware business and political leaders are paying enough attention to data that says Delaware’s economy is struggling in favor of pushing out a positive message. That discussion veered into a number of different areas, including the importance of focusing on public…

Goldey-Beacom College has partnered with the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District to donate more than 30 cafeteria tables and 100 chairs, coming from Goldey-Beacom’s own “Lightning Café”, to NCCVT’s “Academia Antonia Alonso” (also known as “La Academia”) which serves as a dual-language charter school in Wilmington, Delaware. “To know that this furniture will have…

By Roger Morris Chemours president and CEO Mark Vergnano lauded the “unlimited potential” of six Wilmington high school students awarded scholarships to historically black college and universities (HBCU) Monday evening in a joint ceremony with the city of Wilmington. “But potential alone isn’t enough,” Vergnano said. “They also need opportunity.” Providing that opportunity is the…

Career and technical pathway programs in schools are insufficient

The career and technical education comeback is fierce across the country right now. At their best, curricula are being redesigned to give students industry-relevant experiences and set them on pathways to mid- to high-skills jobs. Students are acquiring industry-recognized credentials and even college credits while they’re still in high school. Businesses are forming closer partnerships…

Viewpoint: Health and wellness centers in schools improve all outcomes

This is the fifth in a series of columns on the winning ideas at the Pete DuPont Freedom Foundation’s Reinventing Delaware 2018 competition in early December. Imagine a world where children who experience health disparities are provided coordinated and holistic health and wellness services. Now, imagine the services provided right from the school building where…

Delaware charter schools get good grades for 2018-19 year

By Peter Osborne DBT Editor Kendall Massett said the 2018-19 school year exemplified how charter schools in general are supposed to work. Massett, the executive director of the Delaware Charter Schools Network, starts with the plus side: one school is adding high school to its K-8th grade offering (Aspira Academy); a number of schools reporting…