Christina of­fi­cials work to im­prove district’s rep­u­ta­tion

Newark Post - - YEAR IN REVIEW -

The per­cep­tion and rep­u­ta­tion of the Christina School District was thrust into the spot­light after sev­eral pub­lic meet­ings touched on the ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem’s in­flu­ence on the city. Over the course of three meet­ings at the end of Sep­tem­ber and into Oc­to­ber, city coun­cil and Uni­ver­sity of Delaware of­fi­cials raised con­cerns about Christina, some as­sert­ing that the district’s rep­u­ta­tion neg­a­tively im­pacts the city’s po­ten­tial for eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

Mean­while, Christina of­fi­cials took a ma­jor step toward im­prov­ing the district’s rep­u­ta­tion by an an­nounc­ing an am­bi­tious pro­ject to im­prove the three high schools by giv­ing each one a spe­cific brand and vo­ca­tional fo­cus in or­der to bet­ter com­pete with char­ter and vo-tech schools. The plan will be phased in over the next

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