MSD considers updating promotion policy

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At a recent meeting, Milford School District Board of Education discussed updates to their promotion policy. The changes are an extension of existing policy that will include new standards-based report cards used in the district for younger grades. “This is merely an extension of our existing policy with a few grammatical updates as well as an expansion of our standards …

Certificate of Necessity submitted for MHS

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At a recent meeting, the Milford School District Board of Education voted unanimously to submit a Certificate of Necessity for major renovations and expansion of the Milford Senior High School. Dr. Sara Hale, Chief Financial Officer, explained that this was a very preliminary discussion, but a required one in order to have conversations at the state level. “So, each year …

Back to School tips

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With school starting within the next week, Milford School District offered tips to parents to help their children prepare for the new school year. According to Trish Gerken, Public Information Officer, there are several things parents can do to prepare students, regardless of the grade level they will be attending. This includes discussing strategies with their children regarding organization and …

Delaware students are heading back to school.

Back to school: teacher raises, mental health help, funding

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

As First State public schools reopen next week, most students won’t see much difference in the day-to-day workings of the classroom. But there’s a lot going on in the background. Many districts will be adopting new science and math curriculums designed to help counter the state’s dismal test scores – and continue the battle against COVID-19 learning loss. More mental …

Indian River placed multiple staff members on administrative leave in May.

Indian River admin breaks silence after secretive suspension

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The suspension of Sussex Central High School’s principal was politically motivated and followed after a fight at the school during which a student’s breast was exposed, his lawyer says. Bradley Layfield appears to have been suspended because he showed a video of the fight to multiple teachers, school officials and state police officers that day.  All of those viewings were …

The 11 winners had experience in agriculture and farming.

11 First Staters win scholarships for farm activities

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The Delaware Farm Bureau has awarded 11 recent First State high school graduates with scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,500. Money was given to students for their achievements and involvement in a wide array of agricultural activities.  The funds for the scholarships were raised throughout the year. The Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee raises funds through its annual strawberry festival …

DIAA Announces Student Athletic Awards

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The DIAA Board of Directors’ is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 DIAA/Harry Roberts-Senior Scholar Athlete awards. The award is named in recognition and memory of Dr. Harry Roberts, former superintendent of the Caesar Rodney School District who served DIAA on several committees, most notably as chair of the DIAA Sportsmanship Committee for many years. The post DIAA …

a fire truck parked in a parking lot

Council approves funding request from MSD

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At a recent meeting, Milford City Council approved a request for $5,000 from Milford School District to cover the cost of supplies for a new Emergency Management Services (EMS) pathway at Milford High School. The funding was issued in partnership with the district, the city and Carlisle Fire Company. “We are here this evening on behalf of the Milford School …

The committee will recommend a pay increase for bus drivers, and for the state to fund IT jobs.

Compensation committee: Raise bus driver pay to $25 an hour

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A committee created to raise wages for Delaware’s educators recommended Monday that bus drivers be paid $25 an hour. The 15-person Public Education Compensation Committee voted to increase the hourly rate of bus drivers from $22.50. The Delaware School Bus Contractors Association has been calling for that hike since February. RELATED: School bus contractors call for higher pay, expanded benefits …

Some Delaware schools are in the single digits of proficiency rates in the state-administered tests.

17 Del. schools show less than 10% proficiency on state tests

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Seventeen Delaware schools had single-digit proficiency rates in math, reading or the SAT on  state-administered tests. More than 200 public schools take part in the Smarter Balanced test, which measures the knowledge of students in grades three through eight in math and reading, and the SAT for all juniors in high school. Ten of those grammar and middle schools had …