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Redding Consortium focuses proposed funding on early childhood services

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  New state funding will allow Redding Consortium to help schools create more early childhood seats, services   Last year, the Redding Consortium for Educational Equality wasn’t included in the governor’s budget recommendations for this year. But they are for fiscal year 2023, which starts July 1.  Gov. John Carney plans to allocate $12.8 million to the consortium, which co-chair …

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Freire withdraws request to open charter school in Newark 

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Freire’s withdrawal comes as Christina School District’s board is asking the state to put a moratorium on new and expanding charter schools. Photo from Freire-Wilmington Facebook page.   Freire Schools has withdrawn its request to expand and put a charter school in Newark.  Nate Durant, co-head of school at Freire Charter School-Wilmington, said in a note to state education officials …

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Two Christina board members to revisit charter moratorium request

Jarek Rutz Economy, Headlines

Christina School District Board member Naveed Baqir and Donald Patton want to readdress the vote to put a moratorium on new or expanding charter schools. Two Christina School Board members have asked the board to revisit its request for a moratorium on new charter schools in the state. Dr. Naveed Baqir, who voted against the moratorium, will speak out against …

TSD Review Feb 10

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Feb. 10, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Purzycki, FOP: Congo’s police shaming ‘baseless, abhorrent’ Wilmington council president goes public with WPD ‘whitest Black guy’ trophy Harlan Elementary’s Thursday night Bedtime Stories promote reading, community Halestorm, Hank Williams Jr. join 2022 State Fair concert lineup Longwood’s restored Orchid House will show even more blooms Business Renter, landlord advocates disagree over solutions to …

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Red Clay joins Christina, Brandywine in Learning Collaborative talks

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Gov. John Carney went door-to-door in Wilmington to sell his plans for the Learning Collaborative.   After making Gov. John Carney wait for hours at their January meeting and then raking him over the coals, the Red Clay School Board on Wednesday took only minutes to unanimously vote to join discussions to create a Wilmington Learning Collaborative. Red Clay now …

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Brandywine votes to join Wilmington Learning Collaborative

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  Gov. John Carney, left, and Dr. Mark Holodick, secretary of the Delaware Department of Education talk to the Brandywine School District board.   The Brandywine School District board voted unanimously Monday night to join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative, following the lead of the Christina district. The Collaborative, a idea lobbied for by Gov. John Carney’s office and the Delaware …

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Christina School District asks for moratorium on new, expanding charter schools

Charles Megginson Education, Government, Headlines

Christina School District’s Board of Education has called for a statewide temporary moratorium on new charter schools and the expansion of existing charter schools. The board hopes that the pause will stabilize relationships between schools and districts that serve students in Wilmington while they work together on developing Gov. John Carney’s proposed Wilmington Learning Collaborative and implementing proposals from the …

TSD Review Jan 13

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 13, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community $10 million bequest to fund 80 annual Del. Music School scholarships DelDOT to use electronic speed cameras on I-95 construction Food Food & fun: Music, games on menu at many Delaware restaurants Grain to expand with locations in Trolley Square, STAR campus Government To-go alcohol, outdoor dining bill sails through House committee Despite acquittal, …

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Christina board votes to explore Wilmington Learning Collaborative

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  The Christina School District voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow its superintendent to enter negotiations to form the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. “I’m smiling,” said Gov. John Carney. The Collaborative would oversee the education of only the Wilmington students in kindergarten through eighth grade in Christina, Red Clay and Brandywine school districts, creating programs to help city student learn and …

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Wilmington Learning Collaborative waits for school districts OK

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Gov. John Carney takes questions about the Wilmington Learning Collaborative project during a December town hall.   A state program that wants to centralize learning for Wilmington students now split between three districts is waiting to see whether those districts vote to join the effort. The Wilmington Learning Collaborative, a joint project of the Delaware Department of Education and Gov. …