The WLC will need to go to all three district boards to approve the deadline change.

WLC needs three more months to set performance reqs

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative says it needs three extra months to set performance requirements for the schools itā€™s overseeing. That means the organization will have to go back to the Brandywine, Christina and Red Clay districts for permission to move the deadline from March 31 to June 30. The performance requirements include setting goals through written agreements with the three …

Laura Burgos has been selected to be the executive director of the WLC.

After 6-month search, Learning Collab selects exec. director

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative has finally selected an executive director.Ā  After a nationwide search that lasted more than six months, the board on Friday chose Laura Burgos, a career educator in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. ā€œThe WLC continues to establish itself as a non-profit corporate entity, and it is very important work,ā€ said Dan Shelton, a member of …

The Learning Collab council wants more planning time in order to effectively make changes to city schools.

Learning Collab seeks permission to extend planning period

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The council of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative will ask the three participating districts to amend their memorandum of understanding to extend the councilā€™s planning period.Ā  ā€œWeā€™ve got one shot at this,ā€ said councilman Lincoln Hohler, who is Brandywine School Districtā€™s superintendent. ā€œWe can’t come back to the community with another failed initiative and say we want to reboot, we get …

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative hopes to get more candidates for its executive director position. (Unsplash)

Learning Collab extends director application indefinitely

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

With only seven applicants for executive director, the Wilmington Learning Collaborative council voted Thursday to extend the application deadline indefinitely. It was to have ended by March 23, with the post being filled by June 1.Ā  The council also discussed whether to alert the current applicants that the deadline was being extended, whether to post the job ad in Ed …

Brandywine School District will explore new ways to formally evaluate Superintendent Lincoln Hohler this year.

Brandywine seeks help on superintendent evaluationĀ 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Brandywine School District voted Monday night to explore using the same new model for evaluate its superintendent that Christina decided to consider two months ago. The vote came after Brandywine School Board member Ralph Ackerman recommended contacting the Delaware School Boards Association to set up a workshop to talk about its program they would use with Superintendent Lincoln Hohler. …

The Learning Collab needs to fill out the remaining seats of its governing council and conduct a needs assessment of each school. (Pexels)

Hereā€™s what the Learning Collab will do to get started

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative already is forming the council that will govern it. Once the council is established, it will order a needs assessment, which will help the council decide where to put or share resources. Those are the starting tasks of the new education group that state, city and district officials hope will help raise learning and test scores …

Red Clay board member pushes transparency for Wilmington Learning Collab.

Learning Collab: Brandywine bypasses vote again

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Brandywine School Districtā€™s Board of Education has once again bypassed a vote on whether the district should join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative.Ā  During the school boardā€™s Monday meeting, board members cited concerns over the collaborativeā€™s governance structure and who would be responsible if the collaborative fails. The board did not indicate whether a vote would take place during its next …