Christina School District is looking for a new model to evaluate Superintendent Dan Shelton.

Christina board looking for new model to evaluate superintendent

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Christina School District’s school board explored a new model to evaluate its superintendent and other administrators during a board workshop Tuesday night.  Dr. John Marrinuci, executive director of the Delaware School Boards Association, showed a new plan to the board that was created by a different district’s board member as part of her doctoral dissertation.  It’s more in-depth than the …

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative has released its fourth draft agreement.

Learning Collab: Brandywine bypasses vote again

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

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

Reading Assist helps about 1,000 students annually develop and build their reading skills.

Reading nonprofit helps 4th grader learn to love library

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

In spring 2021, Ameilia Carrubba’s struggles with reading because of her dyslexia meant she shied away from books and reading. Today, “she wants to read,” said her mom, Kelli Carruba. “She wants to go to the library and get a book out and she definitely has a much more positive attitude and pushes herself more when it comes to reading.” …

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

Learning Collab, school boards make joint meeting public

Jarek Rutz Headlines, 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 …

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Learning Collab districts to meet; test scores for city schools

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

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

Christina, along with a few other districts, have partnered with Giant Food Stores in an effort to eliminate food insecurity.

Christina School District partners with Giant to fight hunger

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Christina School District has partnered with Giant Food Stores to help combat food insecurity this summer.  “Round up for Christina” is an initiative that encourages people to do just that when they check out at the register. If a customer’s grocery tab comes out to $56.40, for example, a prompt will appear on the pinpad asking if they want to …

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 Rutz Headlines, 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’s 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 Rutz Delaware 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 …

Appo's Transportation Committee voted to ask the district's school board for 11-25 new buses for next year.

Appo committee to ask school board to buy 25 buses

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Appoquinimink’s Transportation Committee voted Thursday to buy up to 25 new school buses for fall, as the district’s contractors struggle to find drivers for the 2,000 students who still need to be assigned to buses. Tom Poehlmann, the district’s director of Safety, Security and Operations, originally proposed buying 11 buses to the committee. On Thursday, he said the district needed …