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In this week’s Enlighten Me, we return to WMPH and Mount Pleasant High School in the Brandywine School District – one of the two schools we’ve partnered with on our to our Generation Voice Youth Media project.

Students there, and at our other partner WMHS at McKean High School in the Red Clay School District, produce a whole host of interviews and features throughout the year.

And again this week we showcase one of the student interviews with a local music artist. 

This one is from Tori Rupert, who is wrapping up her freshman year at Mount Pleasant.  She sat down with E.B. Hawkins.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Responses are already rolling in to the first statewide Educator Mobility Survey, according to the state Department of Education. The survey asks educators about factors that led to their decision to move on from a school, a district, the state—or even the profession.

 


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Delaware’s 41st annual Summer Library Reading Program is kicking off throughout the state.  According to officials, Delaware libraries host the longest running statewide public library summer reading program in the country.

 


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This week, we bring you another piece produced by one of our UD interns this spring.

The school year is over at UD, and when the students return in the fall there will be one major, noticeable difference.  Delaware Stadium will have completed a major facelift,  the first piece of a significant upgrade the University’s athletics infrastructure.

UD has talked before about these kind of improvements before, but UD intern contributor Dan Rosenfield explains why its working out this time and what it means for student-athletes.


In this week’s Enlighten Me, we return to WMPH and Mount Pleasant High School in the Brandywine School District – one of the two schools we’ve partnered with on our to our Generation Voice Youth Media project.

Students there, and at our other partner WMHS at McKean High School in the Red Clay School District, produce a whole host of interviews and features throughout the year.

In the past, we’ve usually focused on the more news-oriented features.  But this week, we’re shaking thing up, showcasing one of the student interviews with a local music artist.

And the one we have for you this week is from Sage Duarte, who is just finishing up her freshman year at Mount Pleasant.  She sat down with singer/songwriter and Wilmington native Jae Street Jr.


Tony Hill

The school year is almost over, and one concern during the summer is keeping kids engaged in things like reading.

The Wilmington Public Library is trying something different to encourage young people to pick up a book.

And in this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt has more about this effort to use a familiar place to get youngsters in the state’s largest city to read.

 


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The Woodbridge School District’s second attempt to pass a tax referendum is successful.

District residents approved a tax hike that adds $950,000 to the Woodbridge operating budget by a 271 vote margin.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Kids at the University of Delaware’s children’s campus are getting access to a new outdoor learning space.

 


Tony Hill

The Wilmington Public Library is trying something different to encourage kids to read.

 


The State Auditor said she’s prevented from auditing a charter school by a law sponsored by the lawmaker urging her to do the audit.


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