First State Educate's new free school board training has once-a-month sessions scheduled through December.

FSE launches another free training for school board members

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The president of the tumultuous Christina School District Board of Education said a new ‚Äď and free ‚Äď training program from a state education group is much needed and very beneficial.¬† ‚ÄúI’ve had this conversation with other legislators about bringing in organizations like School Board Partners to train our board members, and I think if you look at what’s going …

Christina School District is looking for a new model to evaluate Superintendent Dan Shelton.

Superintendent’s leave overshadows other Christina news

Ken MammarellaEducation, Headlines

Some important Christina School District news has been somewhat lost in coverage of the momentous decision by the board of education to suspend Superintendent Dan Shelton. Christina board OKs work on middle schools The board approved a plan to renovate Kirk and Shue-Medill middle schools and build a new Gauger-Cobbs School and then demolish the old building, WDEL reported. The …

After nearly five years of service, Superintendent Dan Shelton has been placed on administrative leave by the Christina School District Board of Education.

Christina school board puts Superintendent Shelton on leave

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Dan Shelton, voted Delaware’s Superintendent of the Year just two years ago, has been booted from Christina School District. In a meeting that started 40 minutes late Tuesday night, lasted about seven hours and wrapped up right before 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, the board argued the night away and finally voted, 4-3, to put Shelton on administrative leave.¬† Legally, board …

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DelawareLIVE Weekly Review ‚Äď July 7, 2024

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week‚Äôs Review Includes: ‚ÄėLost Delaware‚Äô explores what once was in the state Stressed? Throw a pot, Kennett clay studio owner says Study shows Delaware‚Äôs art stirs $210 million in economic activity Abbott‚Äôs Grill is Now Open in Milton Legislative Wrap-up: animal-related bills passed in 2024 5 First State teens named national leaders Click on the image below to read …

The Department of Justice's monitoring of the Christina School District Board of Education will last until July 1, 2025.

Dept. of Justice to monitor Christina SD Board for 1 year 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Delaware Department of Justice will monitor the meetings of Christina School District‚Äôs board of education for the next year.¬† Every year, the General Assembly creates a grants-in-aid bill, which outlines the state‚Äôs investments in¬† government agencies and nonprofits, like senior centers, veterans organizations and fire companies, for example. The bill appeared to be business-as-usual, but the penultimate section of …

The legislative resolution opens the door for Christina School District to no longer be in the city of Wilmington.

State moves to take Christina School District out of city 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

The state legislature has stepped in and created a path for the removal of the Christina School District from the city of Wilmington.¬† House Concurrent Resolution 146, sponsored by Rep. Nnamdi Chukwuocha, D-Wilmington, supports Christina‚Äôs city students and plans for the eventual withdrawal of the district from the city‚Äôs bounds.¬† It‚Äôs a result of the recommendation made by the Redding …

The WLC has launched its new website and logo, designed by First Ascent Design. (Photo via Unsplash)

WLC launches anticipated website, new trademarked logo 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative has a new look.¬† ‚ÄúMuch like when you meet a stranger for the first time, you don’t have associations with their face, and as you start experiencing that person, you gain those associations over time, so the WLC has just launched its new face,‚ÄĚ said John Himics, president of First Ascent Design.¬† The collaborative‚Äôs governing board …

Christina School District will submit a certificate of necessity sometime this summer.

Christina seeking $150+ million from state for capital projects

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Christina School District is set to ask the state for well over $150 million dollars this summer to help complete capital projects at all three levels: elementary, middle and high school.¬† By Aug. 31, the district ‚Äď the second largest in the state serving more than 13,000 students ‚Äď will submit a certificate of necessity to the state Department …

The Redding Consortium voted to remove Christina School District from the city of Wilmington as part of its proposed redistricting plan.

Redding votes to remove Christina from Wilmington

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The members of the Redding Consortium for Educational Equity voted Thursday night to remove the Christina School District from the city of Wilmington in a redistricting plan. Those for the move said that removing Christina‚Äôs three schools inside the city that don‚Äôt connect to the rest of the district will allow the consortium to better focus its efforts on the …

The WLC school opportunity scorecards report put a spotlight on some of the challenges in the WLC's nine city elementary schools. (Photo by tadamichi/Adobe Stock)

WLC report reaction brings promise of more inclusion

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Nothing has come easy to the Wilmington Learning Collaborative, not its formation, not its hiring of an executive director and certainly not the release of its first report on city schools. That angered teachers and brought dozens of them to a Collaborative meeting to speak. Laura Burgos, executive director, says she learned a big lesson there and will do things …