The WLC contracted a couple of groups and established its measurables for next school year Tuesday night.

WLC sets metrics of success; hires reading, trauma groups

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A state agency aiming to rapidly improve education in the city of Wilmington has finally organized what measurables it will use to gauge success. The Wilmington Learning Collaborative, created in November 2022, oversees nine city elementary schools in the Brandywine, Christina and Red Clay Consolidated school districts. To reverse longstanding challenges to academic and social success, the collaborative seeks to …

High-dosage tutoring is one way the state is trying to improve literacy rates.

High-dosage tutoring proving valuable to help kids catch up

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Tutoring often is misunderstood as someone helping a student with their homework. It’s much more than that, said Dorrell Green, superintendent of Red Clay Consolidated School District. Effective tutoring involves concentrated instruction, hiring reading specialists and coaches and spending time in and out of the classroom to improve.  Red Clay’s Lewis Elementary School has been experimenting with high-dosage tutoring techniques …

Reading Assist released promising performance results from last school year Monday.

Reading Assist: 89% of kids gained reading skills this year 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A nonprofit focused on improving literacy rates says that 89% of the students it helped in the last year met standards for at least one early foundational reading skill. Reading Assist said that’s a nearly 20% improvement from the 2021-2022 school year, during which 70% of students reached at least one benchmark. “Our students exceeded our expectations this year with …

TSD Review Sept 8

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 8, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community State to spend $28 million on libraries .2 miles apart Chautauqua tent show expands to Historic New Castle Meet Mr. and Ms. Speedy, court reporters extraordinaire DelDOT planning 2 “Super Weekend” I-95 closures The Point at Cape Henlopen to reopen for offseason Hockessin Library shift …

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

Reading nonprofit helps 4th grader learn to love library

Jarek RutzHeadlines, 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.” …