Daily Archives: November 17, 2014

DE DOE mouse reports Charter School Accountability Committee swinging ax!

DE DOE mouse reports, Delaware Charter School Accountability Committee swinging ax! Recommendations to Secretary of Education Murpphy and state board of education not to renew Reach and Gateway’s charter. Also, Odyssey charter renewed with some conditions. Updates to follow.

WDEL got it covered ! NJ Jimmy Olsen appears to have went Elvis!

Committee votes to revoke charters for Reach Academy, Gateway Lab School By Amy Cherry 5:02pm, November 17, 2014

A key committee votes not to renew charters for Reach Academy for Girls and Gateway Lab School.

The Charter School Accountability Committee voted to recommend that Reach and Gateway’s charters not be renewed at the end of the school year due to poor academic performance at both schools.

Both schools’ charters were set to expire at the end of the year.

A public hearing will be held on the issue December 10 in Wilmington before State Education Secretary Mark Murphy and the state Board of Education votes to accept or reject the committee’s recommendation.

This isn’t the first time the committee has voted on the struggling Reach Academy. 

The school was placed on probation in 2011. Labeled one of the “worst-performing” schools in the state, Reach was ordered to be closed by state Education Secretary Mark Murphy in 2013, but the state’s only all-girls public school sued the Delaware Department of Education for sexual discrimination, halting the closure.