First State Educate's community action event Monday night focused on parental engagement with school boards.

FSE says parents need to engage in their kids’ education

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

A group advocating for radical change to improve education in the state wants parents to be involved in their child’s education and is giving them the tools to do so.  First State Educate hosted a webinar Monday night in what will be a series of meetings helping inform the public about the current state of education in Delaware.  Monday’s was …

The election results for 2024's school board races have been released.

2024 Delaware school board election results

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

The preliminary  results for the 2024 Delaware school board elections are in, and there will be five new faces sworn into their seats this summer. Across state’s 19 school districts, 16 candidates campaigned for seven open seats in seven districts. Here are this year’s winners: New Castle County Appoquinimink School District — Incumbent Norman A. Abrams Jr.   Colonial School …

Delaware's 2024 school board elections are Tuesday, May 14.

19 to compete for 8 seats in May 14 school board elections

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

In a light year for school board races, 19 candidates are vying for eight open seats across eight of the state’s 19 school districts. This year’s election is Tuesday, May 14, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Last year, 43 candidates ran for 23 vacancies across 16 school districts. In 2022,  42 candidates competed for 19 open …

With the deadline to file to run for school board elections is two weeks away, current board members share the potential impact of successful candidates. (Photo by designbydx/Adobe Stock)

School board members: Newly elected can have swift impact

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

School board members in their first term say parents who hesitate to run for school board should know that new members can make a difference right away. Don Patton was one of the drivers of Christina School District establishing a fresh method of evaluation for Superintendent Dan Shelton to hold him accountable for the district goals he sets each year. …

School board elections open to voters Tuesday

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

  After weeks of candidates campaigning, Delaware’s 38 school board candidates face the voters Tuesday, May 10. Polls open on May 10 at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. While school board elections typically draw only 10% of the available voters, many Delaware organizations are hoping for a higher turnout this year. Jane Brady, chairwoman of the Delaware State …

Meet school board candidates in 6 upcoming virtual forums

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Upcoming school board forums will allow community members to meet, question school board candidates. Photo by Element5 Digital.   Meet the candidates in 6 upcoming school board forums Delaware school board election forums kick off tomorrow, with six being held during the next two weeks so community members can meet their district’s candidates and hear their thoughts. With only 10% …