Local Man’s Estate Provides Lasting Educational Legacy

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Three colleges and universities on the Eastern Shore are getting shares of $8.9-million in gifts from the estate of a Salisbury-area resident. The funds will go toward scholarships and financial aid. George E- Miles, who was raised in Memphis, graduated from Georgia Tech and worked at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, spent most of his adult…

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Wicomico Schools Take Next Steps In Superintendent Search

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Formal applications can now be filed by candidates who are interested in becoming the new Wicomico County Superintendent of Schools. Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin announced in November that she will retire June 30th, 2022, after a career of more than 43 years in education. Wicomico County Board of Education Chairman N. Eugene “Gene” Malone Jr.…

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Gov. Hogan Seeks To End Md. School Mask Mandate

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Governor Larry Hogan Thursday called upon the Maryland State Board of Education to rescind the school mask policy. In a letter to Board President Clarence Crawford, Hogan said it is critical to move toward normalcy for students and families by rescinding the school masking policy that was adopted by the Board in December and enacted…

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Parents’ Rights Surrounding Education Are Part Of Md. House GOP Caucus Agenda

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Maryland House Republicans are putting forth legislation in 2022 focused on tax relief, limited government, and parental rights surrounding their children’s education. Delegate Jeff Ghrist, R-Caroline County is lead sponsor of the “Right to Learn Act of 2022.” According to the legislation: families of children in schools with two consecutive years of rating two stars…

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Sussex Co. School Districts Are Recruiting For Teachers

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Area school districts are recruiting for more teachers. The Indian River School District, the Seaford School District and Delaware State University will host several recruitment events to highlight DSU’s alternative routes to certification program. People who have obtained a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education, but are interested in becoming a teacher, are…

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VIDEO | Md. Gov. Hogan Presents FY ’23 Budget

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As he begins his final year in office, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Wednesday presented his Fiscal Year 2023 budget plan – a plan he said would provide major tax relief for retirees and working families, makes record investments into education and school construction, and boosts the state’s Rainy Day fund. Hogan also said the budget…

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Worcester Co. Schools Waive 1st-Semester Final Exams For High School Students

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First-semester final exams are waived for students at Worcester County Public Schools high schools. The Board of Education granted that waiver Tuesday afternoon. The rates of students in COVID-19 quarantine and protocol were among the reasons for the decision, as well as concerns apparently raised by teachers. The challenge of scheduling make-up tests for students…

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Del. Bill Would Require “Comparative Political Ideology’ Instruction In 10th Grade

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Are Delaware students learning all they should know about the U.S. and its founding principles, and how they compare and contrast with communist or totalitarian systems? State Senator Bryant Richardson, R-21st of Sussex County is sponsoring a bill that would require instruction to 10th-grade students in “comparative political ideology.” According to Richardson, such a course…

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IRSD Highlights State Incentive As It Searches For Substitute Teachers

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The Indian River School District is inviting recent state retirees to serve as substitute teachers. Under the State of Emergency recently revised by Governor John Carney, state employees who have recently retired may accept positions as substitute teachers after one-month separation of state service. Previously, a six-month waiting period was required. To address the current…

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Delmarva Chicken Association Opens Scholarship Applications

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The Delmarva Chicken Association is accepting applications for college scholarships from students who are interested in chicken-related careers. The DCA is making scholarships available of $2,000 for undergraduates and $3,000 for graduate-level students. Chicken-related jobs go well beyond those at farms and poultry processing plants: backgrounds in accounting, engineering, marketing, veterinary science, nutrition and several…

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Talbot Co. Schools Superintendent Announces Retirement

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Another schools superintendent on the Maryland Eastern Shore plans to retire. Talbot County Schools Superintendent Kelly Griffith has held that position since 2014. She began teaching in Delaware in 1983 and rose to administrative positions in the Talbot County system. Her retirement will take effect July 1st, 2022. Griffith said in a letter to the…

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Expansion Project Underway At Stephen Decatur Middle School

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Construction is underway on an expansion of Stephen Decatur Middle School in Worcester County. Officials and members of the public gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday. About a dozen classrooms and other facilities are being built. Currently, several portable classroom trailers are in use. The goal is to have the expansion at Stephen Decatur Middle…

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Maryland Takes Steps To Get More Nurses On The Job

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Maryland is hoping to get more nurses working to mitigate staffing shortages. Health Secretary Dennis Schrader said Thursday that he has issued a notice that states that registered nurses or licensed practical nurses with an active license in another state or jurisdiction may provide nursing care in Maryland.The leaders of nursing training and education programs…

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2 Sussex Co. Schools Win Blue Ribbon Schools Recognition

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Rehoboth Elementary School and Southern Delaware School of the Arts are getting national recognition as a Blue Ribbon School for 2021. A total of 325 schools across the country are being honored for their overall academic performance, and / or their progress in closing achievement gaps among subgroups of students. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel…

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DSU President To Head HBCU Advisory Board To President Biden

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President Biden intends to nominate Delaware State University President Dr. Tony Allen to chair the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Allen has been President of DSU Since January 2020, and served as Provost and Executive Vice President from July 2017 until early 2020. The HBCU Board of Advisors will work…

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