TSD Review Dec 1

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Dec. 1, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Hale Byrnes House to unveil painting of witness tree Odessa Houses’ Christmas designer takes on the White House ‘Sister Act’ offers Del. actor chance to repeat fun role Food & Dining Sneak Peek: Chancery Market Food Hall and Bar Del. man vies for $10,000 on …

Red Clay board member pushes transparency for Wilmington Learning Collab.

 Red Clay board member questions Learning Collab’s transparency

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  A Red Clay Consolidated School District board member is pressing the new Wilmington Learning Collaborative to advertise meetings. Cathy Thompson, the former head of the board, asked Superintendent Dorrell Green to ensure that the newly-created board is as transparent as possible during their Nov. 16 meeting. The Learning Collaborative’s memorandum of understanding was signed Nov. 1 by members of …

TSD Review Nov 3

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – November 3, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Polarization challenges Return Day traditions Some question need for one-way traffic in Rockford Park WilmU law school to start with 100 students, be accredited by 2025 Firefly ’23 canceled to ‘recharge lights,’ whatever that means History favors Ramone, numbers favor Burns in Pike Creek race …

The Learning Collab needs to fill out the remaining seats of its governing council and conduct a needs assessment of each school. (Pexels)

Here’s what the Learning Collab will do to get started

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative already is forming the council that will govern it. Once the council is established, it will order a needs assessment, which will help the council decide where to put or share resources. Those are the starting tasks of the new education group that state, city and district officials hope will help raise learning and test scores …

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative will officially be created Tuesday. (Pexels)

Learning Collaborative agreement to be signed Tuesday

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

After five years of planning and months of school board debates, stakeholders will gather Tuesday to sign the agreement creating the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. The Learning Collaborative is a voluntary network of schools in Wilmington across three school districts: Brandywine, Christina and Red Clay. Its goal is to create city-wide consistency and improve outcomes for students in Wilmington schools. RELATED: …

TSD Review Oct 20

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – October 20, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Tate Museum exhibit to travel to Delaware Art Museum in 2023 How to vote in Delaware’s Nov. 8 general election McConnells give Ursuline $1.75 million to keep growing DelShakes’ bilingual musical ‘Twelfth Night’ ends this weekend Business Low-cost carrier Avelo to begin flying out of …

All three districts have voted to create and join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative.

3 for 3: Red Clay says yes to Learning Collab

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Red Clay Consolidated School District voted unanimously Wednesday night to create and join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. That makes them the third and final district to commit. Christina and Brandywine school boards already had agreed to sign the memorandum of understanding to create the agency.  Red Clay Board Member Adriana Bohm for weeks has called for the version of the …

Brandywine School District becomes the second district to join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative.

Brandywine says yes to Wilmington Learning Collab

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The Brandywine School District followed the leader and voted unanimously Monday night to join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. The vote follows the Christina School District’s unanimous vote last week.  Next up, and last to vote, will be the Red Clay Consolidated School District when it meets Wednesday, Oct. 9,  at 7 p.m. That meeting can be livestreamed here. The Brandywine …

TSD Review Oct 13

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – October 13, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community ‘Revisionists’ is latest addition to haunted NCC scene I-95 southbound to close as project nears completion Wilmington glass artisan specializes in cremation art It’s raining bonsai at Longwood Gardens Hagley’s ‘Nation of Inventors’ hopes to inspire creativity Business Delaware retailers must accept cash under new …

The fifth and final version of Wilmington Learning Collaborative's agreement between its members will have its first signature, as Christina School District approved the agreement Monday.

Here’s what changed in Learning Collab’s final agreement

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Changes in the final version of the agreement to create the Wilmington Learning Collaborative include giving schools hiring power, tasking site-based councils with curricula recommendations, and outlining requirements for individual membership. Those changes were designed to address concerns that board members of the participating districts – Christina, Red Clay and Brandywine – discussed over the past five months, delaying the …