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 …

A. I. Du Pont Middle School, built in 1894, is the oldest building in Red Clay.

Red Clay seeks $265 million from state for building repair

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Red Clay Consolidated School District is waiting to hear whether the state will fund a request for $265 million to address maintenance costs and improvement needs in 27 buildings.¬† The district‚Äôs school board unanimously voted in its August meeting to submit a certificate of necessity to the Department of Education.¬† ‚ÄúThis certificate of necessity is absolutely needed in our district,‚ÄĚ …

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‚Äôs struggles with reading because of her dyslexia meant she shied away from books and reading. Today, ‚Äúshe wants to read,‚ÄĚ said her mom, Kelli Carruba. ‚ÄúShe 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.‚ÄĚ …

The three districts in the Wilmington Learning Collaborative will meet Aug. 30.

Learning Collab, school boards make joint meeting public

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The¬† joint meeting of the Red Clay, Brandywine and Christina school districts to discuss concerns about the Wilmington Learning Collaborative will be public.¬† The meeting is set for Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood House at 1218 B St. in Wilmington.¬† All three district boards have pushed off ratifying or refusing the 16-page draft agreement they received …


Learning Collab districts to meet; test scores for city schools

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Brandywine, Red Clay and Christina school districts will meet Aug. 30 with the Department of Education and the governor‚Äôs office to discuss joining the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. The announcement came at Brandywine‚Äôs 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 …

The three districts in the Wilmington Learning Collaborative will meet Aug. 30.

Ed. officials field community’s Learning Collaborative questions

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Delaware Live, Education

A Wilmington Learning Collaborative official said Tuesday that the boards of the three participating districts may not approve the operating agreement until September. Jon Sheehan, chief of policy and senior advisor to Gov. John Carney, made the comment while describing how the state expects the project to unfold as it tries to create a new agency to oversee city students …

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 …

Red Clay, Christina and Brandywine school boards are getting their first debriefing of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative's draft agreement before voting whether to commit.

Wilmington Learning Collaborative: Who will sign on first?

Jarek RutzDelaware Live, Education, Headlines

Red Clay Consolidated School District may become the first district to vote on the agreement that would formally set up the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. Both Red Clay and Christina district boards had a synopsis of the 16-page draft agreement read to them Tuesday night. Both agreed to consider the issue in their next meeting. Christina will meet Aug. 9, but …

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School board elections underway; polls close at 8 p.m.

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Red Clay candidates have placed their campaign signs around North Star Elementary School in Hockessin. (Jarek Rutz/Delaware LIVE News) It‚Äôs election day in Delaware. On the ballot: 38 candidates throughout the state in what has turned out to be one of the most divisive and partisan school board elections in memory.¬† Patriots for Delaware sent out an email at 2 …

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Red Clay to consider transgender policy during Wednesday meeting

Charles MegginsonEducation, 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 …