Margie Lopez Waite Wants To Raid Other Charter School’s Data To Get More Kids At DAPSS

I had to listen to that part of their board audio recording five times to make sure what I heard was right.  Newly crowned Head of School for Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security, Margie Lopez-Waite, at their July 18th board meeting, openly and publicly talked about getting private student information from other Delaware … Continue reading Margie Lopez Waite Wants To Raid Other Charter School’s Data To Get More Kids At DAPSS

What Is Margie Lopez Waite Doing Now? And Is A 3rd Charter In The Mix With Her Plans For DAPSS & ASPIRA?

Will a Wilmington charter school become embroiled in the ongoing saga of Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security and Las Americas ASPIRA Academy?  Many are saying yes.

Margie Lopez-Waite New Head Of School At DAPSS But Is Colonial Backing Out? Conflicts Of Interest All Over The Place!

After waiting an extra ten days to put up the audio of their June board meeting, the future of the Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security is once again in doubt.  Immediately into their board meeting, Margie Lopez-Waite resigned as President of their board and was than voted into the new Head of School position.

Margie Lopez-Waite Blows Off Her Own School For Super Bowl Parade & Helping Another School

That didn’t take long.  According to First State Update, Las Americas Aspiras Academy will close school on Thursday due to the Super Bowl parade for the Philadelphia Eagles.  As well, Lopez-Waite has been spending a lot of time over at Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security trying to help them out.  With all these … Continue reading Margie Lopez-Waite Blows Off Her Own School For Super Bowl Parade & Helping Another School

Former DAPSS Board President Rips School & Kendall Massett To Shreds While Margie Lopez-Waite Pleads To Keep School Open

In her resignation letter, former Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security Board of Directors President Sherese Brewington-Carr expressed a desire for the charter school to close.   As well, she opened a can of extreme whoop-ass on Delaware Charter School Network Executive Director Kendall Massett.  Five days later, the school and board went through their … Continue reading Former DAPSS Board President Rips School & Kendall Massett To Shreds While Margie Lopez-Waite Pleads To Keep School Open

Mystery Solved! Results Of “Who Shot The Blogger (With A Super Soaker)” Revealed!

You may think you know who shot me with a Super Soaker, but you might be surprised.  After a week of voting, the results are in on the most ridiculous whodunit of the year!  These are folks who I’ve written about this year and years past.  One shocking “suspect” received NO votes.  None.  This is … Continue reading Mystery Solved! Results Of “Who Shot The Blogger (With A Super Soaker)” Revealed!

Will The State Auditor, Treasurer, Div. of Accounting, Delaware DOE or Attorney General Act On Petty Cash Abuse? And What Happens To DAPSS?

A few days ago I put an article up about petty cash abuse in our districts and charter schools.  No state agency has yet to give an official response even though they are all well aware of the article at this point.  I’m fairly sure if there were an investigation that came out of this … Continue reading Will The State Auditor, Treasurer, Div. of Accounting, Delaware DOE or Attorney General Act On Petty Cash Abuse? And What Happens To DAPSS?

Bloodbath At DAPSS As Two-Thirds Of Their Staff And Herb Sheldon Were Fired Today

Delaware Academy of Safety and Security will look very different next year.  After surviving their formal review and getting their enrollment up to an acceptable level, the culling began today when 2/3rds of their staff AND Principal Herbert Sheldon got their walking papers.  They will still be there until the end of the school year, … Continue reading Bloodbath At DAPSS As Two-Thirds Of Their Staff And Herb Sheldon Were Fired Today

Delaware Public Education Salaries Over $100,000: Rankings, Student Cost, Ratios, $$$ Totals, & Synopsis

After weeks of work, all of the Delaware Public Education salaries over $100,000 have been posted with a few exceptions.  Those are four charter schools who either did not respond or will in the next couple of days.  But there is more than enough data to make some sense out of all this.  Many asked … Continue reading Delaware Public Education Salaries Over $100,000: Rankings, Student Cost, Ratios, $$$ Totals, & Synopsis

Las Americas Aspiras Lies To Parents About Opt-Out & Federal Funding Cuts

Unbelievable.  Just when I thought I had seen it all.  Las Americas Aspiras has never been on my radar for anything.  Tonight I learned their Head of School, Margie Lopez Waite, is telling parents through their PTO organization the school would lose ALL federal funding if they don’t hit the 95% participation rate for the … Continue reading Las Americas Aspiras Lies To Parents About Opt-Out & Federal Funding Cuts

The Wilmington Education Improvement Commission Membership & Committees Announcement, Two Major Things Missing

I know a lot of these people, but some I don’t.  All have an enormous task in front of them.  Without further ado, this is the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission: Tony Allen, Chairperson, Bank of America Senior Executive Kenny Rivera, Vice Chairperson, President of Red Clay Consolidated School District Board of Education and teacher in … Continue reading The Wilmington Education Improvement Commission Membership & Committees Announcement, Two Major Things Missing

The Charter Lords & Boards of Delaware 2015 Edition

The following are all the Delaware charter schools in Delaware that are currently open, or will open up for the 2015-2016 academic year.  The website links are to the boards current board minutes.  Some of the schools that are not open yet do not have a link to minutes.  Many of the charters are not … Continue reading The Charter Lords & Boards of Delaware 2015 Edition

Rodel Embarks On Their “Lipstick On A Pig” Rebranding Tour

The Rodel Foundation of Delaware has a new name.  They are now called Rodel.  This landmark rebranding effort comes to you from Rodel.  It is the 20th Anniversary since the Budingers sold their business to Germany and decided to launch an education reform non-profit company destined to jack up Delaware education for all time.  In … Continue reading Rodel Embarks On Their “Lipstick On A Pig” Rebranding Tour

Las Americas ASPIRA Submits Modification Request To Add High School & Increase Enrollment

Rumors began circulating in the fall that Las Americas ASPIRA Academy would be submitting a major modification request to add high school grades.  What I didn’t count on were the huge amount of fallacies and grandiose boasting within the application itself.

The 2018 Exceptional Delaware Hero of the Year & Other Awards

I was really torn on who would get the coveted Exceptional Delaware Hero of the Year Award for 2018.  There were so many great choices.  I covered some of them in the Movers and Shakers posts I put up.  But in the end, the choice was obvious!

The Movers And Shakers Of 2018: Part 2

2018 was a year of heroes and zeroes!  Shakers and movers!  The list here includes some well-known Delawareans and ones that came out of nowhere to shock us all.  One isn’t even a person.  Another is from out-of-state.  One is anonymous.  But they ALL made an impact in 2018!

**UPDATED**DAPSS In Crisis Mode As Parents Are Invited To “Special” Meeting

Updated, 3:15pm: The meeting at 7pm tonight is a regular meeting for parents.  But the DAPSS’ board is meeting from 5-7pm where they are expected to go into executive session.  Here is the deal though- if more than half of those board members stick around for the parent meeting, it MUST be declared a public … Continue reading **UPDATED**DAPSS In Crisis Mode As Parents Are Invited To “Special” Meeting

Herb Sheldon Out At DAPSS Until Further Notice

As of Thursday, August 30th, Director of Operations Herb Sheldon has been placed on leave until further notice at Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security.  The notice to staff did not indicate whether it is a paid or an unpaid leave.

THE DAPSS MARGIE SAGA

Delaware Academy Of Public Safety & Security has been a hot story in 2018.  After going through a formal review for low student enrollment, they were put on probation by the State Board of Education.  Add in Margie Lopez-Waite & Colonial School District to the cauldron, and you have some craziness going on!  Here is … Continue reading THE DAPSS MARGIE SAGA