MSD holds first public meeting for Middle School design

Terry RogersEducation, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

On Wednesday, January 4, Milford Middle School held their first meeting to present preliminary drawings to the public related to the renovation of the historic building. The district plans two more meetings as they get input from the public regarding what the school will look like after demolition and renovation. “We began this journey back in 2018,” Dr. Kevin Dickerson, …

School choice applications for Delaware's public schools close next Wednesday, Jan. 11.

School choice applications close Jan. 11

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Delaware’s school choice application period is closing Wednesday, Jan. 11. That means families who want to send their children to a school outside of their regular feeder pattern for the 2023-24 school year only have a few days left to submit their paperwork. The good news: It’s mostly online.  The First State is one of 13 in the country in …

Delaware's Department of Education published the state's 2022 test scores Tuesday.

2022 Rewind: State education test scores described as ‘crisis’ 

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

This story was originally published in August 2022. Delaware’s 2022 test scores were released this August, and they aren’t pretty.  Just 30% of Delaware students in grades three to eight met grade-level math requirements, while 42% earned a proficient score in English language arts.  These scores come from the state-administered Smarter Balanced Assessment, an end-of-the-year summative test that measures the …

City employees complete Management Academy training

Terry RogersEducation, Government, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Several employees with the City of Milford recently completed the Delaware Municipal Supervisory Management Academy. This is a program the city started in 2019 in partnership with Wilmington University. Katrina White, Deputy City Clerk; Joe Balog, Arborist and Urban Forestry Coordinator; Lisa Levis, Permit Technician I, Shelly Muise, Public Works Administrative Assistant and Julie Eisenbrey, Billing Clerk I all completed …

Milford board learns about MHS activities

Terry RogersEducation, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

At a recent Milford School District Board of Education meeting, Milford High School principal, Seth Buford, accompanied by assistant principals Betsy Coe, Rene Diaz and Shervaun Hinton, explained why the high school was now more of a community than simply a school. Buford provided details on the progress made at the school as well as events planned in the future …

Delaware is expected to see a 3.3% increase in travelers compared to last year's holiday season.

On the go? Your guide to end-of-year holidays

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Hitting the road for the holidays? You are not alone: 33% of First State residents are expected to travel more than 50 miles to celebrate the holidays. That’s 3.3% more travelers than last year. Here’s what to know about Christmas and New Years weekends in Delaware.  Travel Gas prices in Delaware are the lowest they’ve been since October 2021, according …

Wreaths Across America Visits Delaware Tech's Stanton Campus

Betsy PriceEducation, Police & Fire, RSS

The country’s longest veterans’ parade, Wreaths Across America’s annual “Escort to Arlington,” stopped at Delaware Tech’s Stanton Campus on Dec. 15. The 12-truck convoy passed through Delaware on its way to Arlington National Cemetery to deliver wreaths to our nation’s interred veterans. The official escort travels down the East Coast stopping at schools, memorials, and other locations along… Betsy PriceBetsy …

Learning Collab officials are hoping to get all districts to vote on their involvement in their October board meetings.

Board hears details on Equity and Inclusion efforts in MSD

Terry RogersEducation, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Dr. Brittany Hazzard, Supervisor of Equity and Support Services provided to students to the Milford School District Board of Education. Dr. Hazzard provided a definition of educational equity and what an inclusive educational environment meant. Educational equity means that each child receives what they need to develop their full academic and social potential. And their potential is our goal. Our …

Delaware Contracts with Private Firm to Test School Drinking Water

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The State of Delaware is actively working with federal and local partners to ensure all Delaware children and school staff have safe and clean drinking water. With the support of a grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), DOE with support from the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) began a sampling initiative in Delaware schools in October 2020 …

JPMorgan Chase Grant Allows Delaware Tech to Launch 1+1 Program at Howard High School of Technology

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On Friday, December 9, representatives from Delaware Tech and JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) joined students, teachers, and administrators at Howard High School of Technology to celebrate its first 1+1 IT program, thanks to a $285,000 grant from JPMC.  The partnership provides funding for up to 25 Howard High School of Technology students to earn 30 college credits in their sophomore, junior,… …