Christina School District plans on having one or two more town halls this year.

Christina school district holds first town hall in 2 years

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Christina School District held a community town hall Tuesday night to allow parents, district staff and students to ask questions and share concerns with the school board.Ā  This was the first town hall the school board had held in two years. ā€œWe want to know the good things that are going on in the district, we want to know the …

Larry Itliong, Yuri Kochiyama and Kiyoshi Kuromiya, all prominent figures and advocates in Asian American history.

Del. group advocates for Asian American educationĀ 

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

With Delaware schools moving to include more Black history in their curriculums, a new Delaware group wants to do the same for Asian American history. Make Us Visible DE is the latest branch of Make Us Visible, a group established in 2021 that wants to highlight Asian American contributions, experiences and history into K-12 classrooms. ā€œThis isn’t about some cultural …

Sanogo has had the charges dropped against him from the June 15 arrest.

Baqir continues to challenge UD video, student arrest story

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

A member of the Christina School board is making sure an incident involving University of Delaware Police arresting Mohammed Sanogo on his graduation night is not swept under the rug. In a board meeting Tuesday night, member Naveed Baqir, who has been leading the charge in ensuring Sanogo gets justice and in holding UD police accountable, once again brought up …

18-year-old Mohammad Sanogo was arrested June 15 by UD police for resisting arrest and reckless driving.

Charges dropped in case of Christina grad arrested by UDĀ 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

After weeks of public outcry, charges were dropped against 18-year-old Mohammad Sanogo who was arrested by the University of Delaware police June 15 less than an hour after he received his high school diploma there. The decision follows UD police finally releasing bodycam footage of the incident. A Newark High School student, Sanogo was on campus because Christina School District …

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 UDā€™s campus has cost Christina $98,129. That includes access to a campus building and parking lot as well …

Christina could eliminate some contracts with UD after NHS graduation incident involving cop.

Christina’s Baqir: Review UD contracts after cop incident

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

  A Christina school board member said an incident involving a University of Delaware police officer and an 18-year-old graduate of Newark High School is ā€œanother George Floyd moment.ā€ Naveed Baqir made that statement in a special board meeting last week where dozens of community members testified in support of student Mohammed Sanogo, with plenty of disdain and condemnation for …

A proposed bill would task schools with teaching financial literacy.

State Rep: We must teach financial literacy in school

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A Republican legislature has made it his mission to educate Delawareā€™s youth on finances.Ā  Rep. Jeff Hilovsky, R-Millsboro, has proposed a bill that would require public schools to teach financial literacy, which is essentially how to make smart decisions about money. ā€œI’ve kind of taken this on as a badge of honor,ā€ he said. Hilovsky said he has noticed his …

Several school districts removed the virtual option for board meetings. (Unsplash)

5 school districts drop virtual option for board meetings

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Five of Delawareā€™s 19 school districts no longer livestream their board meetings.Ā  Caesar Rodney, Delmar, Laurel, Smyrna and Woodbridge school districts removed the virtual option this years as students and faculty return to an in-person environment with pandemic restrictions diminishing. John Marinucci, the executive director of the Delaware School Boards Association, said the organization pushed for legislation that allowed, but …

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. …

District school boards are responsible with hiring and evaluating the superintendent. (Unsplash)

Many Del. districts donā€™t evaluate superintendents annually

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Even though the job of superintendent of education is one of the most powerful in a school district, many Delaware districts donā€™t perform annual reviews of theirs. ā€œSome boards have a formal review, and some don’t,ā€ said Donald Patton, board member of Christina School District. He was a teacher and principal for decades before being elected in May. ā€œHow do …