The collaborative will use the 2023-2024 school year as a planning year.

Learning Collaborative establishes timeline of planning year

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative seems to have more focus and direction, with a timeline and five-phase approach to its 2023-2024 planning year unveiled this week. The collaborative’s Tuesday night meeting was the first led by its newly hired executive director, Laura Burgos. RELATED: WLC gets another planning year after Brandywine vote The collaborative is a state agency created in November …

With Brandywine's vote, the WLC will have the 2023-2024 as a planning year, per the amendment.

WLC gets another planning year after Brandywine vote

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative’s governing council got its wish and will now have an additional planning year after the final vote to amend the signed memorandum of understanding was approved Monday night. The collaborative, made up of nine city of Wilmington elementary schools across Christina, Red Clay and Brandywine school districts, was waiting on Brandywine’s board to approve the 2023-2024 …

Sanogo has had the charges dropped against him from the June 15 arrest.

Baqir continues to challenge UD video, student arrest story

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Police & Fire

A member of the Christina School board is making sure an incident involving University of Delaware Police arresting Mohammed Sanogo on his graduation night is not swept under the rug. In a board meeting Tuesday night, member Naveed Baqir, who has been leading the charge in ensuring Sanogo gets justice and in holding UD police accountable, once again brought up …

The new Bancroft School will be renamed in September.

Bancroft School’s new name may be Maurice Pritchett Sr. Academy

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The first new school in Wilmington in 50 years is expected to officially receive its highly anticipated naming in September. The board announced Tuesday that the naming committee’s final recommendation for what is now known as Bancroft School is Maurice Pritchett Sr. Academy, in honor of a former Bancroft principal. On Sept. 12, Christina’s school board will officially vote on …

Red Clay and Brandywine's school boards must approve the amendment for the planning period to be extended.

Christina first to OK extension of WLC planning period

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Christina School District’s board on Tuesday became the first to vote to extend the planning period for the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. Planning was supposed to have ended with the 2022-23 school year, but because it took a longer time than expected for the 15-person governing council to form, find an executive director and get school assessments moving, the board asked …

Laura Burgos has been selected to be the executive director of the WLC.

‘I’m ready to go’ says WLC’s first exec. director Burgos

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

It’s official: the Wilmington Learning Collaborative has finalized the contract for its executive director, Laura Burgos, who will sign sometime in the next few days. A special meeting was called for the agency’s governing council Thursday, and after about an hour of its members meeting executively in private, the group publicly announced it had agreed to hire Burgos, who said …

18-year-old Mohammad Sanogo was arrested June 15 by UD police for resisting arrest and reckless driving.

Charges dropped in case of Christina grad arrested by UD 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Police & Fire

After weeks of public outcry, charges were dropped against 18-year-old Mohammad Sanogo who was arrested by the University of Delaware police June 15 less than an hour after he received his high school diploma there. The decision follows UD police finally releasing bodycam footage of the incident. A Newark High School student, Sanogo was on campus because Christina School District …

Laura Burgos and the WLC governing council are negotiating benefits and salary.

Contract delays to Learning Collab’s exec. director Burgos

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative still doesn’t have an executive director. Laura Burgos, who was tapped by the Collaborative’s governing council to take over, has yet to sign her contract, the council was told Tuesday night. That detail was a bit surprising because in Brandywine’s school board meeting Monday, council chair the Rev. Shanika Perry – who’s also a Brandywine board …

Christina could eliminate some contracts with UD after NHS graduation incident involving cop.

Christina’s Baqir: Review UD contracts after cop incident

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Police & Fire

  A Christina school board member said an incident involving a University of Delaware police officer and an 18-year-old graduate of Newark High School is “another George Floyd moment.” Naveed Baqir made that statement in a special board meeting last week where dozens of community members testified in support of student Mohammed Sanogo, with plenty of disdain and condemnation for …

Laura Burgos has been selected to be the executive director of the WLC.

After 6-month search, Learning Collab selects exec. director

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative has finally selected an executive director.  After a nationwide search that lasted more than six months, the board on Friday chose Laura Burgos, a career educator in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. “The WLC continues to establish itself as a non-profit corporate entity, and it is very important work,” said Dan Shelton, a member of …