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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 22, 2023

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Once more unto the breach: Osienski refiles marijuana bills Carney: State will focus on jobs, schools, safety Bill to add retirees to health panels passes Senate Meet the Learning Collab’s 3 parent representatives Culture Cab student plays Young Simba in ‘Lion King’ on Broadway …

The three women appointed as parent representatives to the Wilmington Learning Collaborative Council bring definite ideas to the table.

Meet the Learning Collab’s 3 parent representatives

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative’s three parent representatives share a passion and background for social work and educational advocacy. They have similar goals they want to address as  members of the council that will guide the new organization. Those areas include mental health services, teacher support and transparency. Appointed by their school district boards, Red Clay’s Jennie Yeow, Christina’s Shanette Graham …

Wilmington Learning Collaborative officials discussed Friday the next steps for the equity-focused group. (Pexels)

Learning Collab council grapples with leader, meetings

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

In Friday’s first public meeting of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative’s board, members focused on ironing out the specifics on how the organization will move forward. Among the issues they tackled were selecting a temporary secretary to handle organization issues; setting meeting times; and forming committees to tackle the three main goals of the board. The collaborative is designed to improve …

The Learning Collab will have its first public meeting since its creation Friday, and will fill out it's board by Feb. (Unsplash)

Learning Collab to hold first public meeting Friday

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative will hold its first public meeting Friday, and the board is expected to be filled with its final three positions – all student representatives – by February. The final parent representative to the collab’s governing council was named Tuesday night by the Christina School District. Shanette Graham, a parent of a student at Stubbs Early Education …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Dec. 25, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Public advocate slams Delmarva Power’s rate hike request On the go? Your guide to end-of-year holidays UD’s Building X aims to drive research, cutting-edge learning Culture It’s a scam: You’re not getting calls with real deals Business Here’s how Del. hospitals focus on underserved …

Wilmington's William C. Lewis Elementary School. (Red Clay district website)

Red Clay picks parent rep for Learning Collab

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

A Red Clay mom known for community advocacy has been appointed to the Wilmington Learning Collaborative’s governing council as the school district’s parent representative. Jennie Yeow, who has a child at Red Clay Consolidated School District’s William C. Lewis Dual Language Elementary School was chosen for the role, Red Clay Superintendent Dorrell Green said during Wednesday’s monthly board meeting. “She’s …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Dec. 18, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Carney extends health emergency to protect hospital capacity DE Supreme Court explains decision to overturn vote-by-mail Culture Volunteers help pack Mountaire Cares boxes to feed 12,000 Business Walgreens, CVS to pay Delaware $43.6M opioid settlement Global case manufacturer moves from Maryland to Delaware Food …

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative's priority is filling out the remaining seats of its governing board and hiring an executive director. (Unsplash)

Learning Collab still has 5 vacant board seats

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative will have to wait until next month for Christina School District to select its parent representative to serve on the group’s governing council.  In its monthly board meeting Tuesday, Christina’s school board announced it is still reviewing applications from four parents vying for the seat.  “We have not had the number of applicants that we would …

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

Brandywine seeks help on superintendent evaluation 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, 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. …

Red Clay board member pushes transparency for Wilmington Learning Collab.

 Red Clay board member questions Learning Collab’s transparency

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  A Red Clay Consolidated School District board member is pressing the new Wilmington Learning Collaborative to advertise meetings. Cathy Thompson, the former head of the board, asked Superintendent Dorrell Green to ensure that the newly-created board is as transparent as possible during their Nov. 16 meeting. The Learning Collaborative’s memorandum of understanding was signed Nov. 1 by members of …