The Redding Consortium for Educational Equity:
A Model for Improving Educational Equity in Delaware
Equity-Driven, Student-Focused, and Data-Centered
- Want to learn more about the Redding Consortium’s work and accomplishments during the 2022-23 year? Read the Redding Consortium Annual Report (2022-23)
- Interested in learning more about the investments the Redding Consortium has made since 2020 in Wilmington students and their future? View the Redding Consortium Impacts Report
- Wondering how Wilmington students fared during the pandemic? Read Redding’s new report: Wilmington Student Data Report for the 2020-2021 School Year
- Want to learn how well the Redding Consortium has met its goals since 2019? View the Redding Consortium Status Report 2019-2022
Redding Consortium Full Body Meeting-Hybrid
Date and Time: Dec. 14, 2023 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: 1 S. Orange St., Wilmington, DE
The Redding Consortium for Educational Equity Purpose
The Redding Consortium for Educational Equity (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 the 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.
The Consortium’s Definition of Educational Equity
The Redding Consortium’s definition for educational equity states: “Educational equity requires safe, secure, and student-focused learning environments where every student is intentionally provided access to the support, resources, and opportunities they need to reach their full academic and social potential, in and out of the classroom.”
In 2022, (Fiscal Year ’23), the Redding Consortium secured 12.8M in funding, with 10.2M in the operating budget. All the funds are targeted towards policies and practices that work towards educational equity.
Outside School Time Services and In-School Health Services, schools involved:
- The Bancroft School
- The Bayard School
- Kuumba Academy Charter School
Full Day Preschool provided at:
- Kingswood Community Center
- Latin American Community Center
- A Leap of Faith Child Development Center
- St. Michael’s School and Nursery
In 2021, (Fiscal Year ’22), the Redding Consortium secured $10.2M in funding.
- Review the details in the Redding Consortium for Educational Equity: Interim Recommendations
- Watch the Redding Consortium Virtual Press Conference on the interim recommendations and hear extremely powerful messages from educators, community leaders, and legislators. Review the press conference presentation.
Building on the Work
The Redding Consortium builds on the work of the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission (WEIC) 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. WEIC has officially sunset, but you can still access WEIC-related material in the “WEIC Archive” section of this website.