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Wilmington Learning Collaborative releases draft agreement

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

A draft of the agreement formalizing the Wilmington Learning Collaborative says parents, students and teachers will be included in the governing council, which will hire a small team to run the organization. The draft, announced Wednesday during a community engagement event, is a major step forward the five-year process that will see Wilmington elementary and middle schools carved out of …

Redding Consortium focuses proposed funding on early childhood services

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

  New state funding will allow Redding Consortium to help schools create more early childhood seats, services   Last year, the Redding Consortium for Educational Equality wasn’t included in the governor’s budget recommendations for this year. But they are for fiscal year 2023, which starts July 1.  Gov. John Carney plans to allocate $12.8 million to the consortium, which co-chair …

Freire withdraws request to open charter school in Newark 

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

Freire’s withdrawal comes as Christina School District’s board is asking the state to put a moratorium on new and expanding charter schools. Photo from Freire-Wilmington Facebook page.   Freire Schools has withdrawn its request to expand and put a charter school in Newark.  Nate Durant, co-head of school at Freire Charter School-Wilmington, said in a note to state education officials …

Two Christina board members to revisit charter moratorium request

Jarek RutzEconomy, Education, Headlines

Two Christina School Board members have asked the board to revisit its request for a moratorium on new charter schools in the state. Dr. Naveed Baqir, who voted against the moratorium, will speak out against it during Tuesday’s board meeting.  Board member Donald Patton, who also voted against the moratorium, plans to provide support for Baqir during his presentation.  Patton …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Feb. 13, 2022

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Republican bill would increase senior property tax credit to $750 max Red Clay joins Christina, Brandywine in Learning Collaborative talks Before the Battle of Brandywine, Washington was in Wilmington Delaware teachers, others work to create Black History curriculum Culture Longwood’s restored Orchid House will show even more blooms Halestorm, Hank Williams Jr. join 2022 …

Red Clay joins Christina, Brandywine in Learning Collaborative talks

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

Gov. John Carney went door-to-door in Wilmington to sell his plans for the Learning Collaborative.   After making Gov. John Carney wait for hours at their January meeting and then raking him over the coals, the Red Clay School Board on Wednesday took only minutes to unanimously vote to join discussions to create a Wilmington Learning Collaborative. Red Clay now …

Brandywine votes to join Wilmington Learning Collaborative

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

  Gov. John Carney, left, and Dr. Mark Holodick, secretary of the Delaware Department of Education talk to the Brandywine School District board.   The Brandywine School District board voted unanimously Monday night to join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative, following the lead of the Christina district. The Collaborative, a idea lobbied for by Gov. John Carney’s office and the Delaware …

Christina School District asks for moratorium on new, expanding charter schools

Charlie MegginsonEducation, Government, Headlines

Christina School District’s Board of Education has called for a statewide temporary moratorium on new charter schools and the expansion of existing charter schools. The board hopes that the pause will stabilize relationships between schools and districts that serve students in Wilmington while they work together on developing Gov. John Carney’s proposed Wilmington Learning Collaborative and implementing proposals from the …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 16, 2022

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Dems won’t need GOP votes to pass recreational marijuana bill Seaford mayor pushes back against AG’s fetal remains lawsuit To-go alcohol, outdoor dining bill sails through House committee Culture 10 things not to miss in Delaware Art Museum exhibit closing Jan. 23 Celebrations, service opportunities to mark MLK Jr. day $10 million bequest to …

Christina board votes to explore Wilmington Learning Collaborative

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

  The Christina School District voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow its superintendent to enter negotiations to form the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. “I’m smiling,” said Gov. John Carney. The Collaborative would oversee the education of only the Wilmington students in kindergarten through eighth grade in Christina, Red Clay and Brandywine school districts, creating programs to help city student learn and …