2021 Delaware Teacher of the Year to be named Oct. 13

Twenty of the state’s top teachers will be honored at a celebration next month, when one of them will be named Delaware’s 2021 Teacher of the Year.

The winner will be announced virtually Oct. 13 on Comcast Channel 28 or online via DETV and Delaware Department of Education’s social media channels. Funding for the award ceremony is provided by a grant from Voya Financial. The program begins at 6 p.m., with the announcement coming at the end of the night.

The candidates were nominated by their districts or the Delaware Charter Network during the 2020 calendar year because of their superior ability to inspire students with a love of learning, exemplary demonstration of professional traits and strong sense of dedication and devotion to teaching.

Each nominee submitted a detailed online application exemplifying his or her teaching philosophy. Five Delaware Department of Education staff members

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Oxnard high school students juggle online school, work

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we knew it, including how students learn.

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Although the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the traditional school year, high school students still have the same responsibilities when it comes to planning for their post-graduate futures.

Hundreds of students in local public school districts have applied for permits to work jobs around their school schedules. State law requires minors to obtain a work permit before getting a job.

Since the beginning of the school year, the Conejo Valley Unified School District has issued 293 general work permits to its high school students, according to district spokesperson Kim Gold. 

In Oxnard Union High School District alone, district Career Education Director Monica Phillippe said there are around 500 students with work permits.

UPDATE: Moorpark Unified first in county to receive approval to open for young learners

Pablo Gallegos, a work experience education coordinator at

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New Reptile Zoo and Education Center Set to Open In Enfield

ENFIELD, CT — If it crawls, slithers or hisses, chances are you’ll find it at a unique zoo and learning center soon to open in the South Road plaza: Riverside Reptiles Education Center. The first business of its kind in town is slated to open to the public Oct. 10.

Over 50 species of amphibians and reptiles will be on display in the Exhibit Gallery, including an 8-foot alligator, venomous snakes, various types of turtles and a variety of lizards.

Owner Brian Kleinman has always had a fascination for animals, with a special soft spot for the “creepy crawlies,” he recently said in a newsletter for the White Memorial Conservation Center. With an educational background in biology, he began to achieve his dream of educating others about the animals he loves. He has worked at a variety of zoos and educational centers, including the Roaring Brook Nature Center and the

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Cabrini Students Prepare To Diversify PA’s Teacher Workforce

Press release from Cabrini University:

September 30, 2020

RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 30, 2020) Twenty-five Cabrini School of Education students will receive financial support and mentorship this fall thanks to $53,166 in funding from the Aspiring to Educate (A2E) program, a Cabrini partnership with the School District of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Department of Education that aims to diversify the professional teacher workforce in the state.

“Cabrini has been at the forefront of the efforts to train more diverse and dynamic educators in Pennsylvania and beyond,” said Beverly R. Bryde, EdD, Dean of the School of Education. “We are grateful to the state and School District of Philadelphia for their support and shared vision of cultivating professional educators who better represent the diverse communities they serve.”
According to the Commonwealth, 96 percent of Pennsylvania’s more than 120,000 educators are white, and the pipeline of professional educators has been shrinking with

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Report finds ‘significant lack of equity’ in K-12 education, Michigan Civil Rights Commission says

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission released a 62-page report Wednesday, Sept. 30, describing inequities in Michigan’s K-12 education system. The report also detailed recommendations for policy makers and educators to implement to make achieving educational equity a priority in all Michigan schools.

The adoption of the report passed unanimously at a Wednesday Michigan Civil Rights Commission meeting.

Stacie Clayton, Chair of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, said the report revealed a “significant lack of equity” in Michigan’s K-12 education system.

“This Commission believes that an adequate education is the key to unlocking a lifetime of opportunities and also is a basic civil right,” Clayton said. “We learned during our education hearings that not all children receive the kind of education they deserve as their birthright. We urge policy makers, educators and other stakeholders across the state to view this report as a roadmap they can follow to help schools achieve

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Wicomico County Public Schools moving to hybrid learning format

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues into the fall, three Wicomico County teachers explain how they’re preparing for the upcoming virtual semester.

Salisbury Daily Times

Wicomico County Public Schools will transition to a hybrid learning format beginning Oct. 5.

Starting on that day, selected small group of students will be invited back for Special Education, the English Language Learner program, Career & Technical Education, secondary math tutoring and some Advanced Placement science labs, according to Wicomico Superintendent Donna Hanlin.

“After that, working by grade level, we will gradually bring back students who choose to return,” Hanlin said.

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Superintendent Donna Hanlin talks with students at the new West Salisbury Elementary on the first day of school, Sept. 4. (Photo: Staff photo by Jenna Miller)

On Oct. 19, Wicomico plans to begin allowing Prekindergarten students in the classroom in a limited capacity. Kindergarten students will follow a week later. All

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West De Pere football shut down for three games as school goes online

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West De Pere senior linebacker Jourdon Schuyler was aware last week going into Week 1 that a football season during a pandemic isn’t promised.

“We have made it this far,” said Schuyler, whose team lost to Hortonville on Friday. “To me, that’s a good step that we are here already. It’s a good step, but yeah, in the back of your mind there is some worry. What if a lot of people get it or there is a breakout?”

West De Pere hasn’t had a significant breakout, and none of the Phantoms players have gotten COVID-19 because of the precautions taken to mitigate it.

But the program still got shut down for three games after the school opted to go to online

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Pa. ramps up effort to educate voters, dispel misinformation

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Roughly 8.8 million Pennsylvanians are registered to vote, and 2.3 million of them have requested mail-in ballots. An estimated 1.9 million mail-in ballots are currently on the way to voters.



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The Pennsylvania Department of State is turning its attention to the next crucial part: educating voters and dispelling misinformation ahead of Nov. 3.

Election officials say 18,000 mail-in ballots were rejected during the Pennsylvania primary. Kathy Boockvar, secretary of the commonwealth, cited a number of reasons, like a missing signature or an untimely return.

Now that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that “naked ballots” — ballots turned in without the required security envelope — will not count, the Department of State is spending time letting voters know how to properly send in their ballots.

“We are going to be doing our very extensive public information campaign on our website, online, on

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What questions do you have about remote, hybrid or in-person learning in Massachusetts? MassLive reporters answer your questions live on Facebook

With some schools going back through virtual learning, while others start completely in person, and some going back in between with hybrid learning, this semester had been difficult for many across Massachusetts.

We want to make sure we answer your questions during this difficult time.

MassLive education reporter Melissa Hanson and managing producer Michelle Williams will be answering your questions live on Friday.

Comment on our Facebook posts between now and 11 a.m. Friday with your questions regarding education in Massachusetts. Then check back in Friday afternoon to see your questions answered.

You can also submit questions by emailing reporter Heather Morrison at hmorrison@masslive.com.

Be sure to check out all our education coverage from this year.

Last week, we spoke with College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors in Boston on Facebook Live to talk about tips and tricks for remote learning. Reporter Jackson Cote spoke with the superintendent of TECCA,

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Roosevelt Elementary to return to in-person learning Monday | Education

Roosevelt Elementary School will reopen to students Monday, according to a Janesville School District news release issued Wednesday.

Students at Roosevelt have been learning virtually since the school pivoted to online learning Sept. 16 to prevent a breakout of COVID-19.

“After a three-week pivot to online instruction, and following a review of COVID-19 data, Roosevelt and SDJ leadership determined that a return to face-to-face instruction in the school building is appropriate,” the release reads.

Craig High School also pivoted to online learning Sept. 16, but Wednesday’s statement did not give a return date or update for the high school.

The school district announced Monday that Adams Elementary School was pivoting to online learning until at least Friday, Oct. 9. The district said the reason was because too many teachers were in quarantine, and substitute teachers are hard to find.

There are no elementary-age students with active cases of COVID-19, in

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