Month: July 2021

DELAWARE’S ACCELERATED LEARNING PLAN

July 7th, 2021

The Delaware Department of Education is making tremendous progress in helping schools, families and community groups to support students make up ground on unfinished learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every K-12 student in Delaware now can use their school credentials to read required and recreational digital books in the OverDrive Education Sora student reading app. […]

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Delaware ranks 50th in job recovery from pandemic,

July 6th, 2021

Delaware ranks near the bottom in its jobs recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the WalletHub financial information website. The First State ranked 46th in decline in unemployment claims from the previous week and 50th for its recovery since the beginning of the pandemic.    States having the slowest recovery tended to be on the […]

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Wesley College no more, Del. State completes historic takeover.

July 6th, 2021

Delaware State University’s acquisition of Wesley College in Dover includes 21 campus buildings like DuPont Hall, seen here. (Del. State University) By: Mark Eichmann July 1, 2021 Less than a year after announcing plans to acquire Wesley College, Delaware State University has officially completed its takeover of the private liberal arts college. “My intention is […]

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Delaware approves new rules for police use of force.

July 6th, 2021

(Mark Eichmann/WHYY News) k Eichmann Cris Barrish June 29, 2021 Delaware cops will no longer be able to avoid prosecution for shooting a suspect by saying they believed an officer or someone else was in imminent danger of death or serious injury. That’s because Delaware lawmakers Tuesday joined almost every other state in adopting a […]

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Delaware approves largest capital improvement budget in state history

July 6th, 2021

Delaware Gov. John Carney signs several budget bills surrounded by legislative leaders in his Dover office Wednesday afternoon. (courtesy Gov. Carney’s office) By Mark Eichmann June 30, 2021 Lawmakers were nearly unanimous in their votes in favor of Delaware’s $1.35 billion capital improvement budget, but several expressed reservations about the idea of spending so much […]

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Independence Day

July 4th, 2021

  July 4, also known as Independence Day, is about more than just beer and hot dogs. It’s a national celebration of America’s breakaway from Britain as we declared that a new nation had been formed. Of course, we had a fight on our hands, but the original thirteen colonies became a new nation conceived […]

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