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State moves to take Christina School District out of city 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

The state legislature has stepped in and created a path for the removal of the Christina School District from the city of Wilmington.  House Concurrent Resolution 146, sponsored by Rep. Nnamdi Chukwuocha, D-Wilmington, supports Christina’s city students and plans for the eventual withdrawal of the district from the city’s bounds.  It’s a result of the recommendation made by the Redding …

The WLC has launched its new website and logo, designed by First Ascent Design. (Photo via Unsplash)

WLC launches anticipated website, new trademarked logo 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative has a new look.  “Much like when you meet a stranger for the first time, you don’t have associations with their face, and as you start experiencing that person, you gain those associations over time, so the WLC has just launched its new face,” said John Himics, president of First Ascent Design.  The collaborative’s governing board …

TSD Review May 23

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – May 23, 2024

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This Week’s Top Headlines Include Hagley to welcome summer with Kick-off Saturday Incyte’s move into MBNA buildings will add up to 500 new jobs Fusco’s Italian Water Ice opens on Kirkwood Highway State Sportsmen, others file lawsuit against permit-to-purchase law Parents upset as staffing issues close special needs school Salesianum, Saint Mark’s, Padua & Tatnall run away with championships Click …

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 …

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 …

The WLC school opportunity scorecards report put a spotlight on some of the challenges in the WLC's nine city elementary schools. (Photo by tadamichi/Adobe Stock)

WLC report reaction brings promise of more inclusion

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Nothing has come easy to the Wilmington Learning Collaborative, not its formation, not its hiring of an executive director and certainly not the release of its first report on city schools. That angered teachers and brought dozens of them to a Collaborative meeting to speak. Laura Burgos, executive director, says she learned a big lesson there and will do things …

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Carney launches unprecedented Wilmington mayoral campaign

Jacob OwensGovernment, Headlines

This story was originally published on Spotlight Delaware.  Gov. John Carney filed Monday to run in the September Democratic primary, but instead of seeking federal office like some of his predecessors, he’s running to be mayor of his hometown, Wilmington. With Mayor Michael Purzycki declining to run for re-election after two terms, citing a desire to spend more time with family …

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Carney announces he’s running for mayor of Wilmington

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Gov. John Carney, who leaves office in January after two terms, announced on DETV Monday morning that he is running for mayor of Wilmington. Carney said he was going to leave the taping at the I.M. Pei building downtown and walk over to file. He called running for mayor “really a big challenge.” “I’m really excited about it We’ve got …

Don Patton resigned from the Wilmington Learning Collaborative Monday.

Don Patton steps away from WLC, group seeks another extension 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

One of the champions of improving education in Delaware is resigning from the Wilmington Learning Collaborative’s governing council. Don Patton, who started both positions in 2022, says he needs to focus on his elected position as president of the Christina School District Board. Also Tuesday night, Laura Burgos, executive director of the collaborative, had some pointed  words about the state …

TSD Review Feb 22

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – February 22, 2024

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This Week’s Top Headlines Include Wilmington’s Tariah Hyland wins John Lewis youth award for activism Dover Fan Zone adds DockDogs, Mirror Men and Robocars 2024 Wilmington Beer Week adds brews outside city Newark: inclusionary zoning could boost affordable housing WLC needs 3 more months to set performance reqs Courtside View – Final girls basketball top 10 rankings Click on the …