The state has put an emphasis on civics education in social studies classes.

State Ed board approves social studies cut scores, focus on civics

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

The State Board of Education voted in its monthly meeting Thursday night on Social Studies Student Assessment Performance Levels. These are also referred to as “cut scores.” Achievement levels Students can land in one of four achievement levels on the standardized tests. Level 1: Students show minimum understanding and evidence of an inability to apply the fundamental skills and knowledge …

Currently, free meals are based on income levels of either a student's family or the community the school is located in.

Bill to mandate free school meals could cost state millions

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Six Democratic state legislators are sponsoring legislation that would require all public schools to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students. House Bill 125, whose primary sponsor is Rep. Sherae’a Moore, D-Middletown, was introduced in April, but never heard by the General Assembly, which returns to session in January. Moore declined an interview to discuss the bill. The bill …

The resolution aims to provide support to foster children and relatives whom assume their guardianship.

Del. to explore federal program supporting foster children

Jarek Rutz Government, Headlines

Gov. John Carney has signed a law requiring a state agency for child services to explore joining a federal program that aims to find permanent housing solutions for foster children. Senate Joint Resolution 1, from Sen. Eric Buckson, R-Dover, and Rep. Kim Williams, D-Stanton, directs the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families to consider participating in the …

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 …

A bill requiring property reassessments every 5 years is on its way to Gov. Carney.

5-year property reassessment bill on way to Carney

Jarek Rutz Government, Headlines

After decades of no regular property assessments, all three Delaware counties likely will be required to conduct them every five years, after the current reassessment forced by a court order ends in 2025. House Bill 62, sponsored by Rep. Madinah Wilson-Anton, D-Newark, passed the Senate Tuesday. It would require counties to reassess real property values at least once every five …

MilfordLIVE Weekly Review – May 16, 2023

Sonja Frey Milford-live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Milford superintendent takes job at Polytech Culture Vietnam Mailbag presentation planned for library Milford Art League Annual Student Show Begins Business Local Photographer’s Image Chosen to be Part of Iconic Rock and Roll Photo Exhibit She wanted to help. Now Wingmom serves 5,000 clients …

What to know before Tuesday’s primary election

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Just one statewide incumbent and eight sitting members of the Delaware General Assembly will have a primary opponent when the polls open Tuesday. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Incumbent Auditor of Accounts Kathy McGuiness will face off against attorney and accountant Lydia York.  Eight incumbent members of the General Assembly have primary opponents, including Sen. …