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 …

This year's General Assembly had about 60 pieces of legislation relating to education.

Ed leaders detail what they consider legislation highlights

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

With the 2023 General Assembly session ending in June, educational advocates are cheering the legislature’s action on early education, mental health support and transparency relating to school boards. One leader, though, would like to see bills that focus on letting parents know clearly and precisely what’s happening in the classroom, starting with easy to find proficiency ratings. About 60 bills …

Dana Carey and a few of her students.

Meet counselor Dana Carey, Del. behavioral pro of the year

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Lake Forest School District’s Dana Carey, Delaware’s behavioral health professional of the year, almost turned down the job for which she won the state award.  “Once I started teaching, I loved it so much, I actually passed up on a couple opportunities to take a school counseling job,” Carey said. “Even though that was my passion and what I really …