At a star-studded awards ceremony held Monday evening, Oct. 11, the state’s top 20 teachers were honored by Gov. John Carney and Secretary of Education, and former IRSD Superintendent, Dr. Susan Bunting. U.S. Sen. Tom Carper also offered remarks and appreciation.

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The Indian River School District is hiring! Checking out the electronic billboards, the job-posting websites or the social media posts, one can see the push for qualified educators and school staff is really in full swing in the district.

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Gov. John Carney on Wednesday announced that Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education Susan Bunting will leave her position at the DOE in December, after nearly five decades of service in Delaware public education.

The Lewes Public Library and Child Inspired Therapy will begin a four-part child development workshop series called “Tools for Tots,” for families with young children, starting Oct. 13. The workshops will take place on the Lewes Public Library patio outside the children’s wing at 11 a.m., di…

The students and staff at Lord Baltimore Elementary School (LB) are buzzing with excitement about a virtual visit by a children’s author on Thursday, Oct. 21. Jerry Palotta is the author of the children’s book series, “Who Would Win?” Each book shows what could happen if a pair of favorite a…

In a decision dated Sept. 27, the Delaware Attorney General’s Office has found the Indian River School District to be in violation of its role of transparency and seeking public comment on decisions related to school mask mandates.

The Indian River School District Board of Education unanimously agreed Tuesday night to proceed with designing plans for the new $146 million Sussex Central High School in Georgetown, betting on the fact that the State of Delaware will provide the gap funding required to build necessary “alt…

It is a real coup for a school that infuses academics with the arts to win a National Blue Ribbon School designation, and to do so during a global pandemic. Creative adaptation, accommodating new online learning environments, and teachers and staff really joining together to ensure the arts …

Representatives of the Howard T. Ennis School receive a donation of school supplies from the Maj. Nathaniel Mitchell Chapter of the NSDAR. The donations included colored pencils, play dough and other needed supplies. Pictured, are Chapter Regent Carol Evans, Assistant Principal Kimberley Coo…

Realizing the impact that education costs have on families, Delaware State Treasurer Colleen Davis this week said she remains committed to helping make quality education attainable. Recent studies show more and more people nearing retirement are taking loans to help children and grandchildre…

Lebanon Valley College (LVC) this week announced that it has its largest first-year class in history. The 487 new students surpassed the 478 new enrollees in 2019. Aside from last years’ COVID-affected enrollment across the country, LVC has welcomed record classes of new enrollees in four of…

Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville was one of three schools in Delaware and 325 nationwide to be named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2021. Overall, it is the Indian River School District’s 11th National Blue Ribbon Award since 2001.

A few openings are available for an after-school program, called Enrichment of Hope, that will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Hope Center, located on the campus of Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View. The pilot program is for students ages 12-18 who attend Selbyville Mi…

Gov. John Carney and Delaware First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney on Friday, Sept. 10, encouraged students and families to read throughout the school year by promoting the new Story Walks created in partnership with the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE), DNREC, the Delaware Division of Li…

Some 2,195 students were named to the spring 2021 Dean’s List at Salisbury University. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of letter-graded coursework during the semester.

Mary Kreger’s path to becoming a teacher was not traditional. Prior to working in education, she worked in the fashion industry. Soon after, she realized that was not her ideal profession. Kreger returned to school and received her teaching certification from Salisbury University.

On Aug. 16, the Worcester Preparatory School Class of 2022 hit the ground running in preparation for their college application season this fall. Rising seniors attended a four-day College Application Workshop in the Guerrieri Library, hosted by the WPS Office of College Counseling.

Delmarva Christian Schools, a non-denominational Christian school system, saw growth in enrollment and retention for the new school year as they welcomed back students to their Georgetown and Milton campuses.

The Indian River School District will implement a new online family portal for meal purchases in school cafeterias and online meal benefit applications for the 2021-2022 school year, officials announced this week. The new TITAN system will replace the previous K12 Payment Center system.

An after-school program called Enrichment of Hope, for students ages 12-18 who attend Selbyville Middle School, Southern Delaware School of the Arts or Indian River High School, will begin in the third week of September at the Hope Center, located on the campus of Mariners Bethel United Meth…

Matthew McCowan participated in Boy Scouts while he was growing up. McCowan was a scout guide, helping kids transition into scouting. He enjoyed teaching them and realized working with middle-school students was his passion.

On Aug. 10, the Delaware Department of Education released the 2021 state assessment test results. Sussex Academy was ranked within the top five Delaware schools in all tested subjects and had the highest participation rate in the state.

Hailing from 21 states, and seven different countries, more than 57 percent of Albright College’s Class of 2025 are the first in their families to attend college, and all have demonstrated that they are engaged citizens with vast participation in community service, leadership and co-curricul…

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary 7234 recently awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Abby Wilson, a member of the Indian River High School Class of 2021, for her essay “Why do Veterans Join the Veterans of Foreign Wars Organization.” The scholarship was awarded as part of the VFW National …

Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Berlin, Md., is busy preparing for the new school year with new principal, Trinette Stillman, at the helm. After an extensive search last spring, Stillman was named the fourth principal to serve at the school in its 18 years of operation. Her backgro…

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Responding to an increase in the number of coronavirus cases statewide, especially among the unvaccinated, Gov. John Carney this week mandated all school children in kindergarten through 12th grades, as well as those in childcare homes and centers, must wear face coverings while indoors, eve…

The signs of back-to-school are everywhere: store shelves are crammed with notebooks, backpacks and all the much-needed supplies. But for many students, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the thought of buying school supplies is easier to bear than returning to a physical classroom. Here …

Jenna Faller loves teaching the novel “Walk Two Moons.” With adventure, suspense, a touch of romance and life lessons — what more could one need? Many people can only hope to live such a story-worthy life.

The Delaware Department of Education on Tuesday, Aug. 10, released statewide assessment results for the 2020-2021 school year, cautioning that, due to low participation rates, the results do not allow for comparison to previous test administrations.

The Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada has awarded the Thinking Through the Museum (TTTM) research network a seven-year, $2.5-million (Canadian, or about $2M U.S.) Partnership Grant for the project “Thinking Through the Museum: A Partnership Approach to Curating Diffi…

Shelley McBride has always desired to work with kids. Her mother was a gym teacher for 30 years at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, positively impacting her students every day. McBride decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a teacher.

Matthew Maute of Ocean View received a bachelor’s degree in economics during the 2021 Commencement Ceremonies of Hobart & William Smith Colleges, held on Sunday, May 16. Maute is the child of Robert and Robin Maute.