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The Wilmington Learning Collaborative reveals its action commitments for the period spanning 2024 to 2025

April 4, 2024

WILMINGTON, DE (April 4, 2024) – On April 3rd, the Wilmington Learning Collaborative (WLC) introduced its key goals for the 2024/2025 academic year during the event “Connected Communities: A WLC Dinner and Design Experience.” This event marked the commencement of a series of inclusive discussions, aimed at gathering input from community members regarding necessary actions to advance the WLC’s mission of transforming the educational landscape within Wilmington schools.

Established in 2022 through a partnership between the Delaware Department of Education and Governor John Carney, the WLC stands as an innovative initiative at the forefront of efforts to empower students, families, and educators by granting them a voice in policy formation. As part of its initiative, the WLC has committed to three overarching goals: prioritizing student needs, fostering connected learning environments, and building purposeful partnerships.

Laura Burgos, Executive Director of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative, emphasized the crucial role of families and community-based organizations as essential partners in achieving their shared mission. She highlighted the importance of investing in people to drive meaningful change, recognizing the significance of unified dedication to transforming educational excellence in Wilmington schools.

During the Connected Communities event, participants were invited to identify priority action commitments necessary to achieve these transformative goals. Additionally, attendees engaged in group discussions to articulate desired educational outcomes for the city of Wilmington.

Beyond this event, the WLC hosts monthly gatherings, both virtual and in-person, open to the public. As the 2024/2025 academic year approaches, the Collaborative’s leadership team intends to announce further events and opportunities aimed at involving educators, students, parents, community members, and leaders.


The Wilmington Learning Collaborative (WLC) is a network of schools spanning the Christina, Brandywine, and Red Clay school districts, dedicated to catalyzing positive change across Wilmington, Delaware schools. Comprising nine schools, including Harlan Elementary School, Stubbs Early Education Center, Bayard School, The Bancroft School, Pulaski Early Education Center, Shortlidge Academy, Warner Elementary School, Joseph E. Johnson Elementary School, and William C. Lewis Dual Language Elementary School, the WLC aims to establish a coherent learning experience for students while empowering educators, school leaders, and communities to enhance overall student outcomes within Wilmington schools. For more information about the Wilmington Learning Collaborative, visit