The WLC is ramping up efforts to build community councils and strengthen and establish community partnerships.

WLC building 9 community councils, strengthening partnerships

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Partnership was the word of the night in the Wilmington Learning Collaborative’s January meeting Tuesday night.  Dorrell Green, superintendent of Red Clay Consolidated School District and a member of the governing council for the group, said they need to make sure they spend the millions of state funding wisely while strengthening community partnerships with groups that provide help, such as …

Laura Burgos shared data on WLC schools and also some specifics into the early work of the agency.

WLC leader details initial work, school reports

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Data on some of the high-needs and underperforming schools of the city of Wilmington was shared Wednesday night. In the Red Clay Consolidated School District’s monthly board meeting, Laura Burgos, executive director of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative, presented assessment highlights on the nine schools involved in the agency. The Wilmington Learning Collaborative, a state agency created in November 2022 with …

The WLC has filled two director positions.

WLC hires 2, completes school assessments 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative has hired two directors and completed one element of school assessments needed to begin implementing programs to improve student outcomes. Laura Burgos, the executive director of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative, shared updates of recent work at the governing council’s monthly meeting Tuesday night. “I’m very excited to say that all nine of our WLC partner schools …

The WLC and Redding Consortium will work together to carry out the goals they share in common.

Redding Consortium, WLC define aligned goals 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Two Wilmington organizations focused on helping city students excel – the Redding Consortium and the Wilmington Learning Collaborative – have started to determine how they will work together. “We are at a point now where we really can give a high level introduction to what we think that’s going to look like,” said Sen. Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman, D-Wilmington, co-chair of …

The WLC is prioritizing the nine elementary schools included in the signed agreement before scaling its programs.

WLC will focus on tasks at hand, not expanding to other schools

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The new head of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative pushed back Tuesday night on suggestions that the new agency expand to include more city elementary schools. “This is a long journey, this is going to take many years to get our schools where they need to be,” said  Laura Burgos, the group’s executive director.  That’s not going to happen by adding …

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative is made up of nine city elementary schools across three districts.

How the WLC plans to spend $16.6M to improve city schools

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative’s governing council voted Tuesday night for a budget containing various programs intended to improve outcomes for city students.  The budget is for this fiscal year, which concludes June 30, 2024. It totals $16,632,690.20, with $10 million set in the state budget for this year, and the other $6,632,690.20 is carryover funds from last year.  Executive Director …

The dashboard should be made public in the spring.

Redding Consortium to launch equity data dashboard in spring

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Redding Consortium expects its equity data dashboard to be completed and open for use by the public in spring 2024. The dashboard, which has been in the works for months, will include both student and educator data, broken down by several metrics. The Consortium creates and recommends policies and practices to the governor and General Assembly that will help …

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

Learning Collaborative establishes timeline of planning year

Jarek RutzHeadlines, 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 …

Delaware students are heading back to school.

Back to school: teacher raises, mental health help, funding

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

As First State public schools reopen next week, most students won’t see much difference in the day-to-day workings of the classroom. But there’s a lot going on in the background. Many districts will be adopting new science and math curriculums designed to help counter the state’s dismal test scores – and continue the battle against COVID-19 learning loss. More mental …

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 RutzHeadlines, 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 …