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Redding Consortium focuses proposed funding on early childhood services

Jarek Rutz Education, 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 …

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Hundreds of Christina students receive tutoring for learning loss

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  Christina School District is using federal COVID-19 money to hire tutors for two years to help its students catch up. Photo by Ralston Smith/Unsplash   Over 600 students in Christina School District are taking part in a district-wide one-on-one virtual tutoring program to help them climb the ladder of proficiency in math and reading. The results: About 60% of …

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Christina to pilot Spanish immersion program at Oberle

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Nearly half of Oberle Elmentary’s students are Latino and in the fall the school will start a dual language immersion class.   School announcements in Oberle Elementary School will soon be broadcast in both Spanish and English. That will be one of the outcomes of Christina School District’s new Dual Language Immersion Program at Oberle in the fall.  The program …

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Two Christina board members to revisit charter moratorium request

Jarek Rutz Economy, Headlines

Christina School District Board member Naveed Baqir and Donald Patton want to readdress the vote to put a moratorium on new or expanding charter schools. 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 …

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Red Clay joins Christina, Brandywine in Learning Collaborative talks

Betsy Price Education, 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 …

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Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Feb. 3, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Want hydrangeas that bees will love? Choose a lacecap, says Mt. Cuba Surf fishing tags sell out hours after going on sale Dover to celebrate Black History Month with cultural, educational events Business Sunset Committee backs reorganizing Delaware Motion Picture Commission Highmark clients can get free COVID-19 tests at pharmacies Government Carney still doesn’t …

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

Charles Megginson Education, 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 …

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Wilmington Learning Collaborative waits for school districts OK

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Gov. John Carney takes questions about the Wilmington Learning Collaborative project during a December town hall.   A state program that wants to centralize learning for Wilmington students now split between three districts is waiting to see whether those districts vote to join the effort. The Wilmington Learning Collaborative, a joint project of the Delaware Department of Education and Gov. …

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Carney hawks idea of new board to focus on Wilmington students

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Gov. John Carney addresses a Pulaski Elementary crowd about his proposed Wilmington Learning Collaborative.   A meeting to get buy-in for a new program that would focus efforts on improving education for Wilmington school children often ended up in the same place: Questions about the plan’s details. “That’s been one of the more difficult things about selling the concept,” Gov. …

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School bus drivers return with new contract vote next week

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  Christina and Appoquininimink school district buses ran as normal Friday morning as drivers returned to work after a one-day strike with a new contract to vote on next week. They were among the systems disrupted when Teamsters Union 326 bus drivers went on strike Thursday after contract negotiations with First Student Transportation failed. The move had Appoquinimink, New Castle …