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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 …

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Christina delays Collaborative vote; DSU wants in 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Christina School District board on Tuesday night once more voted to delay a decision on whether or not to join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative.  There was little discussion, but a Delaware State University official did ask the board to include DSU as part of the collaborative. Rouser, who is DSU’s chair of education, gave a presentation to the board that …

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Purzycki says city will put $50 million into residential redevelopment

Betsy Price General News, Government, Headlines

The city of Wilmington will pour $50 million into residential redevelopment, starting in the city’s historic east side. That will include a new state-funded, state-of-the-art Bancroft School with classes and programming for students in first through eighth grade, as well as new athletic fields and after-hours programming. The first $30 million of the city’s projects will be spent in an …

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Wilmington redistricting ordinance passes unanimously

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Denis Tangney/Getty Images The Wilmington City Council on Thursday passed redistricting legislation that will define the city’s council districts for the next ten years. The redistricting process occurred later than usual because of delays in getting accurate census data from the federal government. Councilwoman Michelle Harlee, D-4th District, sponsored the ordinance. She thanked the workers who assisted the redistricting committee, …

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Wilmington Councilwoman Rysheema Dixon resigns during meeting

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Councilwoman Rysheema Dixon/Photo Wilmington City Council Wilmington City Councilwoman Rysheema Dixon, a Democrat, resigned from office during Thursday’s council meeting. The at-large council member said she’d be taking time to focus on her community development consulting business, RD Innovative Planning, which she said is rapidly expanding within the United States and even internationally. Prior to her departure, Dixon served as …

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Wilm. Fire Dept. to receive ‘largest parade the city has ever seen’ for 100th birthday

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Organizers promise ‘the largest parade the city has ever seen.’ It’s the 100th anniversary of the Wilmington Fire Department and the city plans to celebrate their century of service with the largest parade the city has ever seen. The parade, which will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, will feature more than 20 bands — including the President’s United States Marine …

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Wilmington to pay for 20 teens to take drone, virtual reality classes

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

The city of Wilmington will pay for 20 students to attend drone and virtual reality classes.   The City of Wilmington will pay for 20 teens to complete aerial drone and virtual reality training programs.  In coordination with Drone Workforce Solutions Drone School, 10 area teens will be selected to participate in a 16-week training course on the operation of …

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Carney seeks federal disaster declaration from Biden

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

More than 275 Delaware homes and businesses have been affected by flooding from the Brandywine River, Carney’s letter to Biden says.   Gov. John Carney on Friday sent a letter to President Biden requesting a Major Disaster Declaration following flooding caused by Tropical Depression Ida.  If authorized, the declaration would provide the state with federal financial resources for both the …

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Spadola’s ethics bill tabled until Wilmington Council’s October meeting

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A Wilmington City Council proposed ordinance to require annual ethics training will be heard Oct. 7. Photo by Bark Magrabi/Pexels   A proposed ordinance to require Wilmington elected officials and city employees to participate in annual ethics training will not be heard until October. The bill’s sponsor, Wilmington City Council member James Spadola, R-At Large, agreed to table the legislation …

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Wilmington offers plumbing, electrical help for residents with flood damage

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Wilmington residents still coping with flood damage have a variety of ways to get help.   The city of Wilmington is offering plumbing and electrical help to residents dealing with the aftermath of the Sept. 2 flooding. Specifically, the city will provide funding to homeowners for certain essential services, including: Plumbing/mechanical work for the restoration of gas service Electrical inspections …