The Brandywine is a new brasserie on Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington.

New restaurants, plus Thanksgiving made easy

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

The First State is witnessing a flurry of new openings, from casual takeaway to fine dining. Meanwhile, restaurants have released Thanksgiving menus. We‚Äôll keep you posted as more become available. And they are starting holiday gift card promotions. New and upcoming restaurants The Brandywine will open on Nov. 14 at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington. That‚Äôs the same building as Santa …

Naamans Little League Majors wins District 2 championship as they pose with the banner after the win photo by Nick Halliday

Naamans wins District 2 Majors championship

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

GLASGOW ‚Äď Three runs in the top of the first inning proved to be enough for Naamans Little League, which got a standout pitching performance from Josh Stiebel in an 8-0 win over Brandywine on July 17 at Canal Little League. With the win, Naamans clinched the state District 2 Majors championship and a trip to the state tournament, which …

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 RutzHeadlines, Education

A look at the test scores of Brandywine School District‚Äôs 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‚Äôs other eight elementaries ‚Äď all in suburban schools ‚Äď are not included in the …

Red Clay board member pushes transparency for Wilmington Learning Collab.

Learning Collab: Brandywine bypasses vote again

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

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

The $3.8 million awarded will help schools adopt professional learning plans using high-quality instructional materials.

$3.8 million awarded to 9 Delaware school districts

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Nine Delaware school districts have been awarded millions from the Department of Education to buy instruction materials for 99 schools with more than 60,720 students statewide. Districts and charter schools apply for the competitive grants, and not all applications were accepted. ‚ÄúSince 2016 we have seen how our districts and charters have used these grants to build their teams‚Äô capacity …

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

Learning Collab, school boards make joint meeting public

Jarek RutzHeadlines, 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 …


Learning Collab districts to meet; test scores for city schools

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Brandywine, Red Clay and Christina school districts will meet Aug. 30 with the Department of Education and the governor‚Äôs office to discuss joining the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. The announcement came at Brandywine‚Äôs 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 …

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

Ed. officials field community’s Learning Collaborative questions

Jarek RutzHeadlines, 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 …

Brandywine, Christina, and Red Clay will all vote on whether to join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative at their August school board meetings.

Brandywine board divided on joining Learning Collaborative

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Delaware Live, Education

The Brandywine School District Board is divided on whether or not to join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative.¬† At its meeting Monday night, several members of the board expressed concern about finances and obligations.¬† The board announced it is continuing to negotiate with the governor‚Äôs office, that it will hold a town hall before its Aug. 15 meeting, during which it …

Red Clay, Christina and Brandywine school boards are getting their first debriefing of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative's draft agreement before voting whether to commit.

Wilmington Learning Collaborative: Who will sign on first?

Jarek RutzDelaware Live, Education, Headlines

Red Clay Consolidated School District may become the first district to vote on the agreement that would formally set up the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. Both Red Clay and Christina district boards had a synopsis of the 16-page draft agreement read to them Tuesday night. Both agreed to consider the issue in their next meeting. Christina will meet Aug. 9, but …