New Castle, DE- Aspiring teachers at William Penn High School (WPHS) will make presentations before a panel of judges on issues pertaining to education on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 4:30-7:00 p.m.  Topics at the Education Now competition include the following:

  • The school-to-prison pipeline
  • Teacher’s salaries
  • Education budget cuts
  • Special Education
  • Foreign language

Judging the students in WPHS’s Teacher Academy will be Delaware State Rep. Earl Jaques,

Colonial Superintendent Dr. Dusty Blakey and Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Peter Leida, just to name a few.

Our “Education Now” event is giving these future educators a voice on an issue in education they may encounter when they have classrooms of their own. By giving them the opportunity to be heard as future teachers, they will gain the confidence and ability to raise their voices later as teachers and work to make changes in education,” said teacher Stephanie Diggins who heads WPHS’s Teacher Academy.

Hors-d’oeuvres prepared by WPHS’s Culinary Arts students will be served at 4:30 p.m., with the presentations beginning promptly at 5:00 p.m.

The Education Now event will take place in the Innovation Center at WPHS, located at 713 E.Basin Rd., New Castle, DE 19720.