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Larry Nagengast

  • Investing in the Future

    A half-dozen years ago, “entrepreneurship was not even in the language” of educators in the elementary and secondary school universe. Today, a growing numbers of teachers and administrators talk about agility, adaptability, flexibility, teamwork, analytics and problem-solving — buzzwords in a society that is becoming increasingly innovative and entrepreneurial.
  • Bessie Speers on developing Tower Hill’s “Tower Term”

    As Tower Hill School began preparing to celebrate its centennial in 2019, Head of School Bessie Speers offered teachers a chance to translate their passions into special programming that would enhance and complement the experiences high school students encounter throughout the year. They developed the “Tower Term,” an interdisciplinary weeklong opportunity that will be offered […]
  • Catherine Lindroth on the importance of The Summer Learning Collaborative

    Educators have known about summer learning loss for years, but Catherine Lindroth, part of a new generation of Delaware education visionaries, developed a way to do something about it. She founded The Summer Learning Collaborative, a nonprofit funded by local foundations and businesses that develops and provides educational programming to enhance the traditional summer camp […]
  • Q&A: Dr. James D. Wilson Jr discusses WilmU’s certificate programs

    For years, educators have stressed the importance of earning a college degree, but a big buzzword in many academic circles today is “certificates,” which use a laser-like focus to acquire new skills. Wilmington University offers about 80 different certificate programs. The university’s certificate programs are extremely subject-specific, resulting in highly specialized professionals who are qualified […]
  • Challenge Program helps young offenders re-enter society

    One of the most intractable problems across the country is how to help young offenders re-enter society, and do so with marketable skills. A Delaware nonprofit has been addressing that challenge head-on for more than two decades. Launched in 1992 as the Challenge of Fort Christina, a boatbuilding program adjoining the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard on […]
  • Education: Trends and key facts

    1. Delaware schools shape the next generation of leaders. An increasing number of private schools around Delaware are focusing on service learning and other character-building experiences as part of their curriculum. Schools such as Salesianum and Tower Hill send students on service trips abroad as well as in local communities. Tower Hill’s class of 2016 […]
  • STAR Campus blends academics and research

    In looking for comparisons to the University of Delaware’s STAR Campus, Kathleen Matt, dean of the university’s College of Health Sciences, says they’re hard to find. With its blend of academics and research, the presence of public and private entities, health clinics open to area residents and, in the future, a relocated Newark train station […]
  • ProStart guides students to culinary careers

    With the development of 14 career pathways, the Delaware Department of Education aims to guide students who aren’t necessarily headed to a four-year college into rewarding careers that meet the state’s economic needs. The culinary arts and hospitality program known as ProStart, a collaboration with the Delaware Restaurant Association, is the most robust of these […]