DelawareLive Sept 25

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Sept. 25, 2022

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Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Will this Republican in solid blue district win again? A look at Brandywine’s city vs. suburban test scores Meet the candidates for Delaware state auditor Culture State seeks input on plan for Cooch’s Bridge site Food & Dining Beach’s iconic Summer House sold to …

Learning Collab officials are hoping to get all districts to vote on their involvement in their October board meetings.

Learning Collab officials want deal signed before November

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Wilmington Learning Collaborative officials are asking its member districts for a definitive vote by the end of October.  “We have asked for a vote in October because we really need to get the board appointed, get the executive director hired, and that’s going to take some time,” said Jon Sheehan, chief of policy and senior advisor to the governor, during …

Brandywine board member Kristin Pidgeon said that many city children are bused to suburban schools and the Learning Collab should consider providing programs and services to those students. (Courtesy of Harlan Elementary School Facebook group).

A look at Brandywine’s city vs. suburban test scores

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

A look at the test scores of Brandywine School District’s elementary schools shows why the state is focusing only on Wilmington children in its proposal for a program to raise student achievement in the city. Brandywine school board member Kristin Pidgeon this week questioned why Brandywine’s other eight elementaries – all in suburban schools – are not included in the …

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative has released its fourth draft agreement.

Learning Collab: Brandywine bypasses vote again

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Brandywine School District’s Board of Education has once again bypassed a vote on whether the district should join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative.  During the school board’s Monday meeting, board members cited concerns over the collaborative’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 …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Sept. 4, 2022

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Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Teachers no longer granted 10-day COVID leave Odyssey to offer state’s first AP African American history course Labor Day weekend in Delaware: Here’s what to know Judge tosses 1 McGuiness conviction, upholds 2 others Culture Libraries test tech allowing patrons to self-checkout The Point …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – August 28, 2022

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Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Pires, 3 others paid $17K for anti-Greg Fuller mailer 4 seek House seat moved from Wilmington to Sussex Schools start Tuesday, and ‘kids can be kids’ again How to vote in Delaware’s upcoming elections Culture Rotary flags line Wilmington Riverwalk until Sept. 19 Business …

The three districts in the Wilmington Learning Collaborative will meet Aug. 30.

Learning Collab, school boards make joint meeting public

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The  joint meeting of the Red Clay, Brandywine and Christina school districts to discuss concerns about the Wilmington Learning Collaborative will be public.  The meeting is set for Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood House at 1218 B St. in Wilmington.  All three district boards have pushed off ratifying or refusing the 16-page draft agreement they received …

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Learning Collab districts to meet; test scores for city schools

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Brandywine, Red Clay and Christina school districts will meet Aug. 30 with the Department of Education and the governor’s office to discuss joining the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. The announcement came at Brandywine’s school board meeting Monday, where the district once again delayed a vote on whether to join.  Board President John Skrobot III said that the date is tentative and …

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Christina delays Collaborative vote; DSU wants in 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Christina School District board on Tuesday night once more voted to delay a decision on whether or not to join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative.  There was little discussion, but a Delaware State University official did ask the board to include DSU as part of the collaborative. Rouser, who is DSU’s chair of education, gave a presentation to the board that …

The three districts in the Wilmington Learning Collaborative will meet Aug. 30.

Ed. officials field community’s Learning Collaborative questions

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

A Wilmington Learning Collaborative official said Tuesday that the boards of the three participating districts may not approve the operating agreement until September. Jon Sheehan, chief of policy and senior advisor to Gov. John Carney, made the comment while describing how the state expects the project to unfold as it tries to create a new agency to oversee city students …