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Freire withdraws request to open charter school in Newark 

Betsy Price Education, 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   Freire Schools has withdrawn its request to expand and put a charter school in Newark.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 …

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Parents voice opposition to Christina’s charter moratorium request

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

The Christina School District board heard from members and parents opposed to a charter school moratorium. Two parents opposed to Christina School District’s request for a moratorium on new or expanding charter schools said the move would inhibit parents’ right to choose where their kids went to school. The moratorium, approved in February’s board meeting, called for a statewide temporary …

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Christina board votes to explore Wilmington Learning Collaborative

Betsy Price Education, 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 …