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Wilmington Learning Collaborative waits for school districts OK

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Gov. John Carney takes questions about the Wilmington Learning Collaborative project during a December town hall.   A state program that wants to centralize learning for Wilmington students now split between three districts is waiting to see whether those districts vote to join the effort. The Wilmington Learning Collaborative, a joint project of the Delaware Department of Education and Gov. …

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Carney hawks idea of new board to focus on Wilmington students

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Gov. John Carney addresses a Pulaski Elementary crowd about his proposed Wilmington Learning Collaborative.   A meeting to get buy-in for a new program that would focus efforts on improving education for Wilmington school children often ended up in the same place: Questions about the plan’s details. “That’s been one of the more difficult things about selling the concept,” Gov. …

Red Clay to consider transgender policy during Wednesday meeting

Charlie Megginson Education, Headlines

Photo by Carol Thacker, Getty Images Signature. Red Clay Consolidated School District will consider policy changes relating to its transgender and gender-diverse students during a board meeting Wednesday.  The board meeting is open to the public and will take place at Richardson Park Elementary School, located at 16 Idella Avenue in Wilmington. The meeting will also be streamed online. The …

Legislative leaders spar over mask protests at school board meetings

Betsy Price Education, Government, Headlines

Delaware legislators issued dueling press statements about people opposing the school mask mandate. Photo by Vera Davidova/Unsplash   Democratic members of the Delaware Senate Education Committee lashed out Wednesday night, calling vocal protesters at school board meetings opposing the state mask mandate “immature and irresponsible.” “Our schools and our children’s education should not be held hostage by a vocal minority …

Moms say they will keep kids home rather than send to school masked

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Some Delaware parents say they will keep their children out of classrooms rather than send them wearing a mask.     Some parents who oppose Gov. John Carney’s mandate requiring school children and those in childcare to wear masks indoors say they will not send their kids back to school. “For my kid personally, it’s not good for his mental …

5 school districts, charter school launch program to help all Wilmington seniors thrive

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

The school districts that serve Wilmington are combining forces to help the seniors of 2022 be as prepared as possible.   The five school districts serving a slice of Wilmington and a downtown charter school are joining efforts to help the city’s 500 rising seniors have the best senior year possible. The new Boost’22 program will allow Wilmington seniors in …