Brandywine board member Kristin Pidgeon said that many city children are bused to suburban schools and the Learning Collab should consider providing programs and services to those students. (Courtesy of Harlan Elementary School Facebook group).

A look at Brandywine’s city vs. suburban test scores

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A look at the test scores of Brandywine School District‚Äôs elementary schools shows why the state is focusing only on Wilmington children in its proposal for a program to raise student achievement in the city. Brandywine school board member Kristin Pidgeon this week questioned why Brandywine‚Äôs other eight elementaries ‚Äď all in suburban schools ‚Äď are not included in the …

Red Clay board member pushes transparency for Wilmington Learning Collab.

Learning Collab: Brandywine bypasses vote again

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

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

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 RutzHeadlines, 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‚Äôs office, that it will hold a town hall before its Aug. 15 meeting, during which it …