The Redding Consortium for Educational Equity

About the Redding Consortium

Statue of Lois L. Redding, advocate for equality

Statue of Louis L. Redding, lawyer & civil rights advocate, in Wilmington, Delaware.

The Redding Consortium was created to recommend policies and practices to the Governor and Delaware General Assembly that will achieve educational equity and improve educational outcomes for all Pre-K to grade twelve students in the City of Wilmington and northern New Castle County Delaware. To fulfill this mandate, the Redding Consortium will monitor educational progress and outcomes of low-income students, English learners, and other students at risk. It will identify the barriers to educational equity and improved educational outcomes and recommend actions for overcoming these barriers. It will evaluate the need for additional and alternative facilities and changes in the allocation of resources. It also will spotlight best practices from across the state and nation for strengthening educational equity and improving teaching and learning and advocate for their effective implementation through collaborative efforts of districts and charter schools.

The Redding Consortium has a specific mandate to develop a redistricting plan for Wilmington and New Castle County that will reduce barriers to educational equity and improved outcomes and better serve the needs of students. The plan will be submitted to the State Board of Education for approval subject to confirmation by the General Assembly and the Governor. The Redding Consortium builds on the work of the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission and the Wilmington Education Advisory Committee as well as other education improvement proposals and efforts. While focused on Wilmington and New Castle County, the Redding Consortium will address issues and options that impact educational equity and outcomes statewide and may recommend systemic changes to better serve all Delaware students.


First Meeting

Please join us for the first meeting of the Redding Consortium:

September 12, 2019
 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Office of Emergency Management
22 S. Heald Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
View the Agenda | View the Public Meeting Calendar

Please contact Haley Qaissaunee at or 302-831-0185 for more details or with any questions.


Sunset of the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission

The Wilmington Education Improvement Commission (WEIC) has officially been sunsetted. However, you can still access WEIC-related material in the “WEIC Archive” section of this website.


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