Don Patton resigned from the Wilmington Learning Collaborative Monday.

Don Patton steps away from WLC, group seeks another extension 

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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 …

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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 …

The WLC will need to go to all three district boards to approve the deadline change.

WLC needs three more months to set performance reqs

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative says it needs three extra months to set performance requirements for the schools it’s overseeing. That means the organization will have to go back to the Brandywine, Christina and Red Clay districts for permission to move the deadline from March 31 to June 30. The performance requirements include setting goals through written agreements with the three …

The Department of Education, Redding Consortium and Wilmington Learning Collaborative had their yearly state budget requests Wednesday.

Education groups costing ⅓ of state budget face JFC

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Education – what one legislator called the most important investment by the state – consumed Wednesday’s Joint Finance Committee hearing for a category that makes up about one-third of the state’s $6 billion budget.  Appearing in the morning before the committee that decided how and where the state’s budget will be spent was The Redding Consortium and the Wilmington Learning …

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This Week’s Top Headlines Include SALSTHON keeps $175K goal, will benefit St. Patrick’s Center 600 Delawareans owed back wages; Here’s how to see if you are Need warming up? Dip into one of these flights of soup CCAC opens Innovation Center to help close technology gap Courtside View – Week 6 girls basketball top 10 rankings Click on the image …

The WLC is ramping up efforts to build community councils and strengthen and establish community partnerships.

WLC building 9 community councils, strengthening partnerships

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Partnership was the word of the night in the Wilmington Learning Collaborative’s January meeting Tuesday night.  Dorrell Green, superintendent of Red Clay Consolidated School District and a member of the governing council for the group, said they need to make sure they spend the millions of state funding wisely while strengthening community partnerships with groups that provide help, such as …

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This Year’s Top Headlines Include Oaths of office open most diverse General Assembly ever EastSide breaks ground on $25 million community STEM hub Delaware House passes bill to make EpiPens more affordable Marijuana legal in Delaware Sunday; Carney won’t sign, veto Division of Alcohol starts process to create legal pot industry First new Wilmington school in 50 years topped off …

Laura Burgos shared data on WLC schools and also some specifics into the early work of the agency.

WLC leader details initial work, school reports

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Data on some of the high-needs and underperforming schools of the city of Wilmington was shared Wednesday night. In the Red Clay Consolidated School District’s monthly board meeting, Laura Burgos, executive director of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative, presented assessment highlights on the nine schools involved in the agency. The Wilmington Learning Collaborative, a state agency created in November 2022 with …

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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 has filled two director positions.

WLC hires 2, completes school assessments 

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The Wilmington Learning Collaborative has hired two directors and completed one element of school assessments needed to begin implementing programs to improve student outcomes. Laura Burgos, the executive director of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative, shared updates of recent work at the governing council’s monthly meeting Tuesday night. “I’m very excited to say that all nine of our WLC partner schools …