The Redding Consortium voted to remove Christina School District from the city of Wilmington as part of its proposed redistricting plan.

Redding votes to remove Christina from Wilmington

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The members of the Redding Consortium for Educational Equity voted Thursday night to remove the Christina School District from the city of Wilmington in a redistricting plan. Those for the move said that removing Christina’s three schools inside the city that don’t connect to the rest of the district will allow the consortium to better focus its efforts on the …

TSD Review Dec 21

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – December 21, 2023

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This Week’s Top Headlines Include Rapper, actor Common to bring book tour to Wilmington Wilmington machine company gets 1st state modernization grant State starts negotiating wind farm cable landing at Seashore park New bill would expand access to medical marijuana cards Courtside View – Week 2 girls basketball top 10 rankings Click on the image below to view the PDF …

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 …

TSD Review Oct 5

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – October 5, 2023

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This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Catholic Diocese Blue Mass to honor first responders Stores won’t get a break from rising theft through 2023 Purzycki won’t run for 3rd term as Wilmington mayor 6 charter schools up for renewal, decision in December Philadelphia 76ers announce free scrimage in Wilmington Click on the image below to view the PDF Sonja Frey

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 …

Sen. Buckson said the 95% of good-behaving students should not be affected by the lack of discipline of the other 5%.

Buckson calls for accountability, discipline in schools

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education, Government

A law establishing a statewide program that provides advocates to students and families facing educational inequity drew discussion in the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. House Bill 188, sponsored by Rep. Sherae’a Moore, D-Middletown, codifies the Equity Ombudsman program, which provides non-lawyer advocates to assist families.  “In 2018 there was litigation against the state … brought by the NAACP and …

The Redding Consortium unveiled its proposed spending plan for next fiscal year.

Redding Consortium approves $16 million spending plan

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Members of the Redding Consortium Monday night voted to approve a spending plan for the next fiscal year, which includes more than $16 million in operating funds and carryover funds left over from this previous budgets. The largest allocation $7,914,637 for outside school time services and in-school health services. These can be considered wraparound services, which help fill the gaps …

TSD Review March 23

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Mar. 23, 2023

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Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Pete du Pont records archive opens at Hagley Library Gaming, social media can help set up kids for gambling issues Business Development Corp. highlights Riverfront East in hearing Medical marijuana meeting gets testy over testing costs Food & Dining Cooking for a Cause returns March …

A Redding Consortium work group agreed to explore services for middle and high schools. (Unsplash)

Redding Consortium: Need to add middle, high school services

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Redding Consortium for Educational Equity wants to add the same kind of support and wraparound services that elementary schools get to middle and high schools that need them. Those services include before- and after- school programs, summer programs, interventions, tutoring, wellness centers, child care and other social services. The topic took up about a half-hour of the consortium’s Social …

TSD Review March 2

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Mar. 2, 2023

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Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community ‘Book of Mormon’ for $25? Playhouse offers ticket lottery New history trail documents Iron Hill’s free Black families Raise those glasses! Wilmington Beer Week returns Plan for Newport considers train station, Boxwood Road Mt. Cuba: Sedges should be welcome addition to gardens Business Food Bank …