Blink and you miss it. I blinked. On January 5th, former Delaware Secretary of Education Dr. Steven Godowsky approved a minor modification request for Family Foundations Academy to change their name. It is probably a good name. Family Foundations Academy, when mentioned, brings Sean Moore and Tennell Brewington to mind. The Charter School of New Castle sounds better.
The change won’t go into effect until July 1st of this year but it is already being used for marketing purposes. Will we see other charter schools in Delaware change their name?
Meanwhile, I have been getting tons of hits on old Lamont Browne articles in the past couple of weeks. Browne was the Executive Director of East Side Charter School and Family Foundations Academy before he resigned and moved to Colorado. What is Browne up to in Colorado that is garnering this renewed interest in his time in Delaware? Aaron Bass took over after Browne left.
It has been a fairly quiet school year for Delaware charter schools. No outright scandals have come out. None of them, as of this writing, went under formal review. Academy of Dover passed their renewal. Prestige Academy announced they will shut down, voluntarily, at the end of this school year. I am sure the Delaware Dept. of Education is hoping this trend continues with a more calm year!