Ashley Lockwood and her students, joined by Sen. Tom Carper.

Meet Ashley Lockwood, Delaware’s 2023 Teacher of the Year

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Delaware’s teacher of the year didn’t set out to be an educator. Ashley Lockwood chose to earn a bachelor of arts in sociology from the University of Delaware in 2010. She planned to focus on how children interact with each other and develop. After graduation, she returned home to Seaford without a job and was trying to decide what her …

University of Delaware professor Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

UD professor’s book on improving schools drops Friday

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

University of Delaware professor Roberta Michnick Golinkoff believes that to rectify the decline of public education in America, students need to have fun while learning.  So, with the help of five other academics, she spent the last two years working on a new book, “Making Schools Work: Bringing the Science of Learning to Joyful Classroom Practice.” The book, which comes …

University of Delaware president Dennis Assanis shared institution updates with the board of trustees during their two-day retreat Thursday and Friday.

UD expects half a billion in research funding by 2029

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

The University of Delaware expects to be receiving half a billion dollars in federal expenditures for research by 2029. UD President Dennis Assanis told the school’s Board of Trustees Thursday that the money would more than double UD’s current federal research expenditures of $220 million. “That’s big,” Assanis said. “Big for Delaware, and big for our sites without having a …

It's been 21 years since the tragic events of 9/11.

9/11 in Delaware: 7 ways to honor those we lost

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

America’s schoolchildren weren’t alive for the horrors of Sept. 11, 2001, now dubbed Patriot Day by many. The First State will honor the nearly 3,000 people killed and the thousands of first responders who risked their lives to protect civilians that in a variety of programs. “It’s important because there’s a whole generation that did not experience what many of …

Here’s how science of reading will look in classrooms

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Singing nursery rhymes, teaching letter sounds, and discussing what has been read are all ways you might see the science of reading incorporated into Delaware classrooms. Delaware’s 151st General Assembly raised awareness of using brain research to help students learn how to read when it passed a couple of bills that made using the science part of state law. Educators, …

Delaware wins CAA title as local star shines

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Delaware Mens Basketball Team celebrating after winning the CAA tournament photo courtesy of Delaware Mens Basketball Twitter The University of Delaware Blue Hens men’s basketball team clinched the CAA title last night with a win over UNC-Wilmington 59-55. The Blue Hens were led by Jy’are Davis who scored 18 points and Andrew Car who had 17 points to go with …