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The COVID-19 pandemic has upended education in so many ways.

And one we’re just learning more about is its impact on college applications, and specifically applications for financial aid

Contributor Larry Nagengast reports financial aid applications have slowed, and examines some of the new challenges students and their families face that are fueling that trend.


Delaware State University joins a list of Historically Black Colleges and Universities joining IBM in a quantum education and research initiative.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino recently spoke DSU Professor of Physics and Engineering Gour Pati about this partnetship anmd how this connects with what's already happening at the university.


We’ve been spending time on The Green recently highlighting work from student journalists at both the high school and college level.

Delaware Public Media partners with McKean and Mount Pleasant High Schools in the Red Clay and Brandywine school districts to expose students there to radio journalism. Delaware Public Media reporter and youth media producer Sophia Schmidt leads that collaboration for us.

And in this week’s Enlighten Me, we return to the radio career pathway at Mount Pleasant and WMPH to hear stories from a trio of students  about life during the pandemic.

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The Sussex County Vo-Tech School District will stay in remote learning mode a bit longer.

Delaware’s Division of Public Health recommends it stay completely online through next Friday, March 5.

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The University of Delaware detected a spike in COVID-19 cases among students this week. The school is beefing up safety precautions in response. 

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Wintry weather across the state is prompting several school districts to shift their plans for Thursday.

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State officials say an updated guidance from the CDC on school reopening will have little effect on Delaware’s policy.

In recent weeks, The Green has taken time to highlight work created by student journalists at the high school and college levels.

This week, we return to the University of Delaware where, despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, students continue to do their work telling stories about issues and topics they find interesting and important.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, we highlight pieces produced by UD Communications students covering the pandemic from a student perspective.


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Snow that fell overnight across Delaware morning is causing some schools to change their plans for Thursday.


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The Redding Consortium for Educational Equity is calling for its funding proposals to be recognized in the upcoming state budget.


From time to time on The Green, we like to highlight work from student journalists at both the high school and college level.

Delaware Public Media partners with McKean and Mount Pleasant High Schools in the Red Clay and Brandywine school districts to expose students there to radio journalism. Delaware Public Media reporter and youth media producer Sophia Schmidt leads that collaboration for us.

And in this week’s Enlighten Me, we bring you two stories from students in the radio career pathway at Mount Pleasant about ways life has changed during the pandemic.

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Gov. John Carney’s office, along with the state Department of Education (DOE), announced the Governor’s Institute for School Leadership Monday. 

The Green regularly takes time to highlight work created by student journalists, including those at the University of Delaware.

And despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic - these students continue to do their work telling stories about issues and topics they find interesting and important.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, we highlight pieces produced by UD Communications students covering the pandemic from a student perspective.


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Delaware State University is partnering with the Propel Center, a new global Historically Black Colleges and Universities Headquarters for Innovation 

 

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The latest group tasked with addressing long-term educational inequities faced by Delaware’s neediest students is moving ahead with its efforts.

The Redding Consortium for Educational Equity offered its interim recommendations to Gov. John Carney last week. 

Contributor Larry Nagengast offers a look at what the group is suggesting.

 

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Gov. John Carney is urging schools to resume hybrid learning after a switch to remote learning before the holidays.


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Delaware’s school choice application window ends next week.


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The state is trying to prevent staff layoffs at school districts and charters due to enrollment drops during the pandemic. 

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Delaware State University receives the largest donation in its history.

Novelist and billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is donating $20 million to DSU.


Blue Hens are flocking to winter session at the University of Delaware.

Winter session is typically smaller than fall or spring, but this year it's seeing an enrollment spike.


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Delaware’s statewide teachers union supports Gov. John Carney’s recommended pause of in-person learning during the holidays.

Carney is calling for schools to switch to remote learning from December 14 through January 11th to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Delaware State University considers its fall semester amid the pandemic a success.

College enrollment was down this fall across the country. But enrollment at Delaware’s HBCU remained steady.

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The Milford School District resumes its hybrid learning plan Thursday.

The district paused in person learning Tuesday after this week’s latest Kent County COVID-19 numbers put two of the three indicators the state uses to determine school status in the “red” zone.

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Despite the Capital School District moving completely back to remote learning, Gov. John Carney still believes schools in the state are safe.

The Capital School District is moving completely back to remote learning starting Tuesday.

Interim superintendent Sylvia Henderson announced the decision early Monday night, saying it is “in the best interest of Capital School District’s families and students.”

Delaware State University is partnering with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to research gun violence.

DSU joins three other HBCU’s - Coppin State University in Baltimore, Texas State University in Houston, and Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi - participating in the research project to better understand why some young urban males carry guns.

Delaware State University gets $1 million dollars from Bank of America for a jobs partnership to help students of color.

The initiative will help students complete the education and training necessary to enter the workforce and get on the path to success in Delaware and beyond.

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Delaware State University presented its FY 2022 budget to the Office of Management and Budget last week
and it’s asking for more operating and capital funds.

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The state of Delaware is giving a chunk of its federal coronavirus relief funding to local colleges and universities.

The $45 million Higher Education Relief Fund will be split amongst seven higher education institutions in the First State.

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Another First State school district is temporarily returning its schools to full virtual learning.  

Christina School District announced Monday it is moving all students back to remote learning starting Tuesday – and they’ll stay there through December 4th.

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