Delaware received over $600 million in ESSER funds.

Here’s how $600M in COVID education money was spent 

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

First State Educate, a local education advocacy group, held a webinar Tuesday to outline where COVID-19 relief money went. Relief funds were spent on learning loss, educational technology, building and mental health.  “As we come through, and hopefully out of the COVID-19 pandemic learning loss and recovery, not just academic, but social emotional recovery is a grave concern of mine,” …

Why Mental Health is Key to a Child’s Overall Health and Wellbeing

Staff Writer Education, Police & Fire, RSS-Education

In addition to a caring adult, research shows that prevention and treatment programs do work and there are resources available to help children and their families through the Delaware Children’s Department Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services (DPBHS) and the Department of Education (DOE) and local schools. The post Why Mental Health is Key to a Child’s Overall Health …

At Tuesday's webinar, key officials will discuss where the nearly $640,000,000 in ESSER funds were distributed throughout Delaware's schools.

Webinar to focus on where COVID education money went

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

First State Educate will host a school funding webinar Tuesday to discuss where the hundreds of millions of dollars in COVID-19 education relief funds went.  The federal government allocated $122 billion amongst the states in K-12 pandemic funds, and First State Educate wants the community to know where the money is going. Delaware received a total of $637,239,246 across three …

Autism audit shows Milford programs doing well

Terry Rogers Education, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

A recent audit of the Milford School District autism programs indicates that the district is doing well in educating students who are on the spectrum. The audit, conducted by ABC Consulting using the Autism Program Environmental Rating Scale (APERS), provides the district with information on where their programs may need improvement. In addition, ABC Consulting provides additional training for teachers …

LYTE celebrated its 5th graduating class at Howard High.

LYTE celebrates its fifth class, 100% graduation rate

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Families and friends packed the historic Howard High School auditorium in Wilmington Friday to watch this year’s Leading Youth Through Empowerment scholars graduate from the five-year program. Leading Youth Through Empowerment, referred to as LYTE, is an organization aimed at increasing educational access for low-income students through personal mentoring, rigorous lessons, and leadership opportunities.  Students enroll during seventh grade and …

Delaware's Freedom Schools are likely to continue growing in upcoming years.

Freedom Schools likely to stay after successful first year

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Fifty at-risk students, 25 from Capital and 25 from Caesar Rodney school districts, are continuing their schooling into the summer months, courtesy of newly implemented Freedom Schools. Sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, there are five key aspects of the freedom schools:  High-quality academic and character-building enrichment Parent and family involvement Civic engagement and social action Intergenerational servant leadership development …

Teenagers at DelTech's science camp examine hair follicles to determine the fake killer.

‘Find the Killer’ in DelTech’s science camps

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Here’s one way to keep the attention of a class of teenage campers: designate one of them as a “killer” and the rest as prime suspects and make the class figure out whodunnit. That was the assignment this week in a Delaware Technical Community College summer science camp, which plays on the popularity of television’s many crime shows that focus …

Camp Lenape has been giving people with orthopedic disorders a summer community since 1972.

Camp Lenape: A family of fun for orthopedically disabled

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Along Route 12 is a small white cottage with a flag attached to a post on the porch, reading “bloom where you are planted.” Step inside to find campers doing arts and crafts, jamming on instruments, and, most importantly, cannonballing into the pool outside.  Camp Lenape, created in 1972, is a six-week camp running from July to the middle of …

Realty transfer tax

MSD reduces tax rates for sixth straight year

Terry Rogers Education, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

For the sixth straight year, Milford School District has reduced school taxes for area property owners. The current reduction is in spite of bond sales for the Milford Middle School project that could have raised property taxes slightly. Dr. Sara Croce, Chief Financial Officer for the district, explained the four components of school taxes and what they were currently. “As …

Bucher takes school board seat

Terry Rogers Education, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

On Monday, July 11, Matt Bucher was sworn in as the latest school board member. Bucher took the seat previously held by Rony Baltazar-Lopez who chose not to run for reelection. Bucher defeated Jaylyn Powell with almost 67 percent of the vote in the May election. Scott Fitzgerald, who ran unopposed, was also sworn in at the meeting. Bucher was …