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Declining enrollment leads to unused space at Christina
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Oct 16, 6:08 AM: At Christina especially, school choice had a major impact on enrollment.  Since 2010, the district's population has dropped by more than 2,000 students. Twenty years ago, in 1997, Christina had about 20,000 students, 5,000 more than >
Christina embarks on massive turnaround to help Wilmington students
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Sep 25, 5:28 AM: One of the lowest-performing school districts in the state says it will compete to attract more of the area's best students.
Thomas Edison Charter parents, staff angry over Principal Salome Thomas-EL's ouster
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Sep 25, 5:20 AM: Salome Thomas-EL, an acclaimed educator, author and head of Thomas Edison Charter School in Wilmington, has been placed on administrative leave, prompting confusion at the school and outrage among parents.
Delaware student test results confirm plight of low-income students
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Jul 31, 6:01 AM: Repetition may be a core element of education, but in the case of Wilmington, where state test scores are once again among some of the lowest in the state, the lesson is clear: Low-income students are still being left behind.
Design Lab charter modified; founder leaves leadership post
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Jul 25, 6:54 AM: Massett, who assisted Alvarez in her efforts to secure a charter for Design-Lab four years ago and who is familiar with the modification request, described the situation as “normal growing pains, what happens when moving from >
Carney vetoes bill eliminating 5-mile radius for charter schools
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Jul 21, 5:47 AM: Gov. John Carney has vetoed a bill that would have eliminated charter schools' ability to give enrollment preference to students who live within 5 miles of their campuses primarily because he felt it was unfair to Wilmington >
Bill would eliminate charter schools' 5-mile radius, keep geographic preference
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Jun 23, 6:17 AM: A bill that passed the Delaware Senate on Thursday would eliminate charter schools' ability to give enrollment preference to students who live within 5 miles of campus.
Lawmakers vote to abolish State Board of Education
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Jun 6, 7:29 AM: The executive director of the Delaware Board of Education says she was caught off-guard by lawmakers voting to get rid of the group.
Handful of Wilmington charter schools make downtown location work
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May 30, 6:44 AM: The anticipated blossoming of charter schools near Wilmington’s Rodney Square hasn’t worked out quite as envisioned, but four city charters say they’re thriving as they deepen their downtown roots.
Vouchers and ESAs, what this means on Delmarva
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May 26, 5:23 AM: Here on Delmarva, the only school vouchers available is through the Boost program, in Maryland. It's a small voucher system that awards scholarships to low income students, on a first come first serve basis.
Wilmington kids left out in bill that expands Newark Charter preference zone
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May 25, 6:28 AM: For the 16 years Newark Charter School has been in existence, the high-performing institution has given preference to students who live within five miles of the campus.
Delaware charter school enrollment legislation generates request for legal opinion
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May 23, 5:42 AM: Three Delaware lawmakers - with the backing of the President of the NAACP Delaware State Conference - are seeking a legal opinion on legislation that addresses the enrollment process of charter schools.
Delaware House passes charter school rules change
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May 22, 6:03 AM: Charter schools may soon no longer be able to use a five-mile radius surrounding the location as a screening tool for their student body.
Charter School of Wilmington wins Envirothon
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May 3, 6:57 AM: Charter School of Wilmington Team A won the 2017 Delaware Envirothon competition April 27 at University of Delaware’s Webb Farm in Newark, marking the school’s 18th win in the event’s 22-year history, including an unbroken winning >
Ex-Delaware education secretary: Union blocked progress
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Apr 13, 5:47 AM: Delaware's former education secretary, Mark Murphy, said this week that the state's education union blocked progress in schools during his tenure, accusing it of focusing primarily on securing better health benefits and >
Delaware bill pushes changes to charter school rules
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Mar 29, 5:29 AM: Lawmakers are considering changes to charter school enrollment preferences and the school choice process.
Delaware lawmakers: Changes to state Board of Education
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Mar 22, 6:21 AM: A panel of legislators decided Tuesday not to shut down the state Board of Education, but its members made it clear the board needs to make substantial changes.
As enrollment declines, the Christina School Board wants to take a look at building usage
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Jan 11, 6:55 AM: Young adds with changing demographics due to attrition of students to charter and choice programs as a big reason for the shrinking number of students in the district.
Delaware charter school settlement details released
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Dec 6, 6:22 AM: All parties have signed off on an arrangement meant to redistribute dollars withheld from charter schools by sudden changes just before the start of the school year. A larger portion of those dollars now will be shared between the >
Christina OKs settlement in charter schools lawsuit
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Dec 2, 7:04 AM: Christina school board members approved a settlement to a lawsuit filed by 15 charter schools against the Delaware Department of Education and the district.

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