The Public Education Compensation Committee will submit its final recommendations for educator pay by Nov. 15.

Suggestions for educator raises finalized by pay panel

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

The committee responsible for evaluating and adjusting the salary scales of Delaware’s educators to attract more to the state has solidified its recommendations.  At Monday’s Public Education Compensation Committee meeting, the 15-person group made of government and education leaders approved its final suggestions that it will submit to Gov. John Carney by Nov. 15 for consideration in his fiscal year …

Three Delaware Schools Named 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Staff Writer Education, Police & Fire, RSS-Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 353 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023, including three schools in Delaware. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups on assessments. The Delaware schools named as National Blue Ribbon Schools were: Bear – Olive B. Loss Elementary School, …

MSD announces homecoming festivities

Terry Rogers Education, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Milford School District recently announced homecoming festivities for the 2023 school year. As in past years, the week leading up to homecoming will include Spirit Week Dress Days. According to the district, each school will send home details about dress days to celebrate homecoming. Friday, September 29 will be the Homecoming Parade. The parade will step off from the old …

Community “Gets the Scoop” on MSD

Terry Rogers Education, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

One of the first community outreach events of the year took place on Thursday, September 7 as Milford School District held a “Get the Scoop” gathering at North Pole Creamery on Walnut Street in Milford. The event was planned to introduce the community to the new administrative team “We are so thankful to our community partners who came out and …

Demolition begins on Milford Middle School wings

Terry Rogers Education, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

An era ended on Friday, September 8 when cranes began demolishing what was known as the Lakeview Wing of Milford Middle School around 9:30 AM. School administrators, including Dr. Bridget Amory, Superintendent, Dr. Sara Hale, Chief Financial Officer and others were present to watch as a project that has been in the planning stages for several years took the next …

Sussex Tech adds locations, classes for growing ESL program

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Sussex Tech’s Adult Education Division is expecting to double its enrollment for the second year in a row in an effort to help First Staters learn English. Because of the popularity of its Education English as a Second Language (ESL) course, the division is adding two new locations and a few more classes to the course schedule. Sussex Tech Adult …

Milford students went back to school Tuesday.

Milford students return for first day of 2023-24 year

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

As first-day photos across social media attested Wednesday, Milford School District’s 4,500 students were among those who returned to the classroom. “This is an incredibly exciting time of year for us as we eagerly welcome our students back to our school buildings,” said Superintendent Bridget Amory. “Our mission remains to provide all learners a comprehensive, individualized education in a safe, …

UD's twilight ceremony lit up the heart of Newark Monday night.

UD’s 4,000 freshmen light up night with twilight tradition 

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

The central green of the University of Delaware looked like a field of fireflies Monday night as the incoming class joined the Blue Hen flock during the annual Twilight Induction Ceremony. “This is officially our new beginning,” said Jacob Hudson, who’s pursuing a degree in computer science. “The past few days have all been about meeting people and becoming familiar …

Back to School transportation tips for MSD families

Terry Rogers Education, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Every day, Milford School District transports 7,000 students daily to and from school, completing 200+ routes daily covering over 5,000 miles.  The mission of the Transportation Department is to provide safe transportation to Milford’s students and support the educational functions and school activities of the Milford School District. All drivers go through hours of training every year to keep our kids …