First for June 1, 2018

The Drone School
For a long time, drones were primarily used for military purposes. But as technology advances, the civilian world is discovering new applications for the unmanned aircraft, in what’s predicted to become a multi-billion dollar industry. Consequently, we’re seeing more drone schools pop up, we take a look at one of them right here in Wilmington, in this week’s First Look.

The Passion of Juan Carlos Cruz
Last month, details of an unprecedented meeting between Pope Francis and a victim of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest took place. The comment that made international headlines was Pope Francis’ statement that the victim, who is gay, was told, “God made you this way and it’s ok.” The man in the meeting was Juan Carlos Cruz. We met him in 2015 as he told us his story. His Delaware connection is that he’s a former executive with DuPont, and now heads brand management and advertising for Dow-DuPont’s agriculture spin-off, Corteva.

First Person: School Financing
As Delaware public schools struggle with proficiency, big proposals are afoot for school financing and how to educate low-income children. Education reporter Cris Barrish recently sat down with a Christina School Board John Young to discuss these issues that his district is struggling with.

First Experience: A Visit With a Picasso
Famed artist Pablo Picasso died back in 1973, but his art and influence are still with us today. Sydney Picasso, Pablo’s daughter-in-law, recently visited The Pilot School in Wilmington to talk to students about her famous father-in-law, the importance of art in education and to see what Pablo-inspired art the students are producing. It’s this week’s First Experience.

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