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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Tackling school inequities

Hello everyone, TownSquare Delaware, a website that focuses on the more affluent areas of  Wilmington and its suburbs, had a good piece this week that focused on the disparities in public education. The story  focused on...

Delaware Environmental Institute marks 10 years with ‘A Climate Dialogue’

There’s still time to avert global climate change disaster. But saving the planet requires dramatic action, said renowned scientist Michael Mann at a full-capacity presentation Oct. 21 at the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology...

Incyte agrees to buy portion of Friends School property

Wilmington Friends School  has reached an agreement to sell the site of its Lower School to fast-growing Incyte Corp. The news was first reported by Town Square Delaware reported.  A new elementary school  will be built...

Goldey-Beacom College marks construction milestone

Goldey-Beacom College this month placed the final steel I-beam on William A. Franta Hall as the Board of Trustees, staff, faculty, and students looked on. “This is a major milestone for Goldey-Beacom College and for...

Sussex Tech officials vow to continue push for $150.5 million building project after...

While stung the state’s rejection of  new $150.5 million  school building, Sussex Tech officials vow  to continue the effort. The district had applied to the Delaware Department of Education for a certificate of necessity, the...

AstraZeneca announces STEM education program for underserved schools

AstraZeneca announced the launch of a new STEM — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — program in partnership with Learning Undefeated and Discovery Education. The program's goal is  to inspire  the next generation about science...

Guest view: Finding common ground in education reform

By Gary Stockbridge (Stockbridge is president of  Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric) As the temperatures cool and the political season heats up, I’m excited to report that here in Delaware, we are finding some common...

AAA auto clubs hit 60 million member mark

AAA has hit the 60 million-member mark, making the iconic brand one of the largest membership associations in North America. AAA Mid-Atlantic, one of more than 40 regional motor clubs, is based in Wilmington.  AAA, headquartered...

Newark hotels will not evict students waiting for apartment complex’s completion

Two Newark lodging establishments won't evict students waiting for permanent housing on busy fall weekends.   According to a release from the City of Newark,  construction delays associated with the South Main Street Plaza Apartment Complex...

DSU dedicates first plane in new aviation program fleet

Delaware State University dedicated  the first aircraft in  a new fleet of planes during a ceremony on Wednesday  at the Delaware Air Park in Cheswold. The first aircraft is the first of 10 Vulcanair V1.0...