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Newark Charter School Expansion Recommended by Top Delaware Educator

 

            Delaware Education Secretary Lillian Lowery is recommending approval to expand the Newark Charter School to become the state’s first K-thourgh-12 charter school

            But in her recommendation to the Board of Education she also required the school to reach out to poor and minority students as well as to offer free and reduced-price lunches to low-income students beginning in the fall of this year. 

            The Wilmington News Journal reports that Lowery noted Newark Charter School is located near the highly diverse Christina School District but serves strikingly few of the most at-risk students within its five mile radius.

            Gregory Meece, director of the Newark Charter School, said he agreed to both conditions.

                         

             

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.