It’s time for federal court intervention in Red Clay!

Red Clay now focuses on working out individual plans for each school. The agreement with the state gives the district’s planning committees more time to submit those plans. Though no plans are officially on the table yet, district administrators mentioned some ideas that are in the works.

One proposal is reconfiguring the grades for Shortlidge and Warner Elementary Schools to create a “campus” model. Shortlidge would serve kids in kindergarten through second grade, while Warner would serve grades three through five.

That, district staff say, would allow school staff to focus more narrowly on individual grades’ needs. It would also provide more classes for each grade, allowing for more targeted work with individual students’ needs.

But several parents said they were concerned splitting the schools up would disrupt relationships with teachers and could present logistical hurdles for families.

Why is it Red Clay comes up with plans that always seem putative to black children!

Mrev’s phone will be ringing big time today with good Wilmington brothers saying how much $$$ is in it for me if I help pour the Kool-aid.  WTF !!!!!!! When will the men stand up like men it Wilmington ? 

The district also plans to work with the University of Virginia to train principals and district administrators on things like how to coach teachers, how to make smart decisions using data, and how to place the right staff in the right place.

University of Virginia? Shit I forgot, Markell is pissed at U of D researcher and must have told Merv to hook-up with his old pal. Sole-source vendor my ass Merv! A little Google and midnight oil will shine some light on this scam 😉 Stay tune on this one 🙂

Real nice split Warner and Shortlidge! Do that to North Star and Brandywine and all hell would break loose!

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6 responses to “It’s time for federal court intervention in Red Clay!

  1. Did we not just millions of RTTT funds on coaches?

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  2. Could someone explain why K-2 schools and 3-5 schools were considered detrimental to education during the Neighborhood Schools debate but now are being touted as the way to go?

    It wasn’t only busing the NSA addressed. One of the NSA’s main points was that children should be in one K-5 (or K-6) school – and they cited lots of studies to prove this. Now we’re hearing that going back to the deseg schedule is best for kids. If we believe this then I expect to see suburban elementary schools split into different grade configurations. That’s being proposed, right? This isn’t just for city kids, right?

    And the idea that anyone would consider the area between Warner and Shortlidge a campus is someone who has never walked between those schools. I don’t think RCCD could be more out of touch with its city community if it tried. But it’s hardly surprising given that RCCD, yet again, didn’t consult the community over their plans.

    Splitting these schools creates hardship for city parents with more than one child – and only city parents. Two of everything – two bus schedules and wait times, two separate drop offs and pick ups which add time to a parent’s daily schedule (guess these parents will have to leave work early to pick up kids at two different after care programs), two parent nights, two parent teacher conferences at different locations, etc.. If the goal was to create less parent involvement I think Red Clay has succeeded.

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    • RCCSD admin actually told the board there was proof that an added transition, pre-middle, with the ENTIRE cohort moving together was GOOD, and trained the kids for the future transitions.

      My ears burned off my head.

      Also, the cohort is not complete without siblings and teachers when you’re 7 $%^&*(#$king years old, so that argument fails

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    • Then imagine the success the brandywine springs kids would have if they were split up!

      What we have learned from the article is this:
      1) the principals at the ‘priority schools’ are schlubs who are terrible at what they do.
      2) poorly performing schools need more transitions where kids have no chance to develop school wide relationships and people to follow them for years.
      3) the new principal is so brilliant they will have near total freedom to hire who they want, change budgets how they see fit and mold the school into their image. i thought we had schools like that already – charters.

      Just imagine the pathetic thoughts of the board members who voted on this to appease a gym teacher and his mentor.

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  3. Where is the city council input?

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