Daily Archives: April 25, 2013

NJ’s Jimmy Olsen reports $350,000.00 state bailout of Pencader!

School: State to give Pencader funds to finish year Written by Matthew Albright The News Journal Apr. 25, 2013 8:29 PM

The standoff between state officials and Pencader Charter School is over after the state agreed today to pitch in $350,000 to brace the school’s budget through the rest of the school year, a school official said tonight.

Read the entire article here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Kind of odd there is no DE DOE  /  Markell press release. What are the details to this bailout? 

“Rumored” Info coming in on Pencader!


Getting some info coming in saying  that state will pay teachers thru May 31th. Last pay check 6/14. Benefits pay through August. Last day of school for students May 29th! No pay for June, July an August. Looks like early year for 9,10 & 11 the grades! Not sure the status on senior graduation set for June 6. Again information is rumored.

ACLU-DE Resegregation in Schools: Not Just Black and White

ACLU of Delaware

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

Wilmington, DE

Resegregation in Schools: Not Just Black and White

Please join us for a panel discussion about this alarming trend in Delaware schools, the importance of equal access to quality education, and a discussion of possible solutions.

Panel members include former Governor Mike Castle’s Education Advisor Helen K. Foss, Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center Executive Director Jea Street, and Pritchett Associates founder Maurice Pritchett.

Moderated by University of Delaware School of Law and Public Policy Professor Leland Ware.

Refreshments 5:15-6:00 pm & Program 6:00-7:00 pm

Colonial District Superintendent is pathetic!

Colonial readies layoffs 72 to be let go if June 4 tax-hike vote fails Written by Matthew Albright The News Journal

Linn also said she would take a 2 percent pay cut herself to show solidarity with her employees.

“To show support to the staff, I am including myself in the results of the failed referendum,” Linn said.

In the real world employees and managers have taken 10% hit in pay and some reduced to four-day work week with pay cuts. 2% OMG! My heart bleeds! If the referendum fails she should resign and it’s time or the Markell Race to The Top puppet to go! A NO vote for Colonial is a NO more vote for Race to The Top and the Wall Stree ponzi scheme! 

Colonial already has implemented some cuts this year to save money. District music festivals have been canceled, and William Penn High’s graduation has been moved from the University of Delaware to the school football field

And no pay-cuts for administrators! And no going back to consultants to tell them to lower their fees! Sill acting like government when tough business decisions need to be made!