UD's Bob Carpenter Center has been the site for multiple Christina School District graduations.

Christina votes to stop graduations at UD after student arrest

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Christina School District will no longer hold its graduation at the University of Delaware. The Tuesday night decision by the School Board came after a recent incident in which UD police arrested an 18-year-old star student on graduation day. Holding graduation on UD‚Äôs campus has cost Christina $98,129. That includes access to a campus building and parking lot as well …

A bill would make 16 the legal age to vote in school board elections.

Should 16-year-olds be able to vote in school board races? 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A bill that would drop the age to vote in school board elections to 16 is drawing strong opposition from one education group. The voting age now is 18. House Bill 96, sponsored by Rep. Eric Morrison, D-Glasgow, which would lower that voting age for school board races, is set to be heard Wednesday at the 3 p.m. House Education …

Freire withdraws request to open charter school in Newark 

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

Freire’s withdrawal comes as Christina School District’s board is asking the state to put a moratorium on new and expanding charter schools. Photo from Freire-Wilmington Facebook page.   Freire Schools has withdrawn its request to expand and put a charter school in Newark.¬† Nate Durant, co-head of school at Freire Charter School-Wilmington, said in a note to state education officials …

Parents voice opposition to Christina’s charter moratorium request

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

The Christina School District board heard from members and parents opposed to a charter school moratorium. Two parents opposed to Christina School District‚Äôs request for a moratorium on new or expanding charter schools said the move would inhibit parents’ right to choose where their kids went to school. The moratorium, approved in February‚Äôs board meeting, called for a statewide temporary …

Christina board votes to explore Wilmington Learning Collaborative

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

  The Christina School District voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow its superintendent to enter negotiations to form the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. “I’m smiling,” said Gov. John Carney. The Collaborative would oversee the education of only the Wilmington students in kindergarten through eighth grade in Christina, Red Clay and Brandywine school districts, creating programs to help city student learn and …