Category: Education

Wilmington University (WilmU) has been selected to participate in Walmart’s Live Better U education benefit program as part of an expansion announced at the retailer’s shareholders meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas. Through the university’s partnership with Guild Education, which works with Walmart to administer the program, WilmU will be one of the select schools offered to…

Delaware College of Art and Design and community partner NextFab recently co-hosted a visit from representatives of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY). HKETONY director Joanne Chu and deputy director Erica Lam met with DCAD President Jean Dahlgren, Dean Katy Ro, admissions director Jane B. Campbell, assistant admissions director Randle Reed…

After a year of work involving more than 35 stakeholders, the Sussex Technical School District has released its draft strategic plan, a long-range initiative that will guide the district for the next three years. The draft plan is available for review at sussexvt.k12.de.us/districtoffice/strategicplan. The District’s Board of Education is scheduled to discuss and vote on…

Odessa watchmaker school for disabled vets expanding with industry, community help

By Peter Osborne DBT Editor Sam Cannan’s office wall lists more than 100 job openings from companies desperate for watchmakers and watch-repair technicians that he hopes to fill with students from his Veterans Watchmaker Initiative (VWI) school in Odessa, which graduated its first class of four wounded and disabled veterans on April 12. But the…

Sussex Technical High School math teacher Dontez Collins, a nine-year teaching veteran and a Sussex Tech alumnus, has been named the district’s 2020 Teacher of the Year. “He is involved in the fabric of our school system, as a teacher and coach,” said High School Principal Dr. John Demby. “Dontez embodies everything I would want in a new…

Gov. John Carney has announced that James Simmons III will take over as director of the Delaware Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement. The Wilmington-based office was created in 2017 and supports students and educators in Delaware’s neediest schools. Simmons starts June 3. “We created the Office of Innovation and Improvement to make…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, The Partnership, Inc., on Monday, May 13 honored the 2019 Superstars in Education award winners at the Wilmington University’s Doberstein Admissions Center Auditorium. “This year we recognize three programs that aren’t just working well, but that are meeting critical needs while producing exciting results. The Superstars…

Biotech Institute expanding to new space on STAR campus

The Delaware Biotechnology Institute will expand into 70,000 square feet within the new six-story, $160 million Biopharmaceutical Innovation Building on the STAR Campus next February. The building, which includes labs, offices, collaborative space, and shared researchinstrumentation facilities, will be the home of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), a UD-led coalition of…

The University of Delaware College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) has named Gary T. Henry as dean. His appointment is effective August 16. Henry is currently a professor of public policy and education and director of graduate studies in the Dept. of Leadership Policy and Organizations at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. “Dr. Henry combines…