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With the state’s $350 million budget crunch putting in jeopardy approval of the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission’s plan to improve opportunities for low-income students and English-language learners, a nearly-complete study of the proposal’s fiscal impact muddies the financial waters even further.

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Throughout his campaign last year - and here at the start of his term in office - Gov. John Carney emphasized the state’s Department of Education would look much different under his watch.  He's promised a shift from its regulatory role to a support role

What exactly that will look like is still a bit unclear, but we do know that the person in charge of making it happen is Carney’s choice for Education Secretary – former Indian River School District superintendent Susan Bunting.

Contributor Larry Nagengast spent time with Bunting recently to get some insight into what's next for DOE.

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Members of the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission will meet Tuesday (Feb. 28) to review a study on the financial impact of moving six schools in Wilmington from the Christina School District into the Red Clay Consolidated School District, kicking off the second year of their effort to improve the quality of educational services offered in the city’s fragmented public schools.

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Congressman John Carney (D) says he won’t commit to redistricting Wilmington schools should he be elected governor.  That was part of a new education agenda his campaign released Tuesday.

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Delaware Justice Department officials say the state Board of Education violated open meetings laws when it didn’t provide enough space during a contentious meeting this past winter.

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Following six months of uncertainty capped by votes resulting in unfulfilled expectations, the fate of the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission’s plan to strengthen schools in the city and to provide additional funding statewide for children living in poverty and needing additional educational services remains as murky as ever.

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While the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission continues traveling an uncertain path toward winning approval of its plan to improve educational outcomes for city students, a looming lawsuit has the potential to add another layer of confusion to the process.

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In the waning hours of the 148th General Assembly, state lawmakers punted on making meaningful education reforms for Wilmington students until next year.


As a protest against the General Assembly’s failure to pass meaningful reforms for Wilmington school children, some House backers of a city schools redistricting plan voted against the $4.1 billion operating budget Wednesday.