August 4, 2017

August 4th, 2017

Category: News

Delaware News

Delaware 105.9
Sussex Academy prepares the next generation, as U.S. faces shortfall of doctors by 2025
The U.S. is facing a shortage of physicians across the country. The American Medical Association estimates that by 2025 the country will fall short of anywhere from 60,000 to nearly 95,000 physicians, which will hit rural communities like Sussex County especially hard. However, there would appear to be an effort to combat that projection at Sussex Academy, as students aspiring to pursue a career in healthcare were given a chance of instilment during an in-depth tour of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford.

Hockessin Community News
Delaware receives final approval on ESSA state plan
Delaware has received final approval from the U.S. Department of Education for its Every Student Succeeds Act state plan, Delaware Secretary of Education Susan Bunting announced Aug. 2. The ESSA plan approval comes just days after the Delaware Department of Education submitted an updated version of the plan to USDE to reflect changes based on federal guidance, public feedback, and feedback received from the governor’s office.

Middletown Transcript
New Castle students learn programming at Del Tech
High school students in New Castle County are learning computer programming with a contribution from AT&T to Delaware Technical Community College. AT&T’s $19,000 contribution supports the Junior Java Programming Academy, a new program for New Castle County students in grades nine through 12 designed to introduce students to programming early so they have the requisite skills and interest level to pursue a postsecondary education in computer programming and create a future information technology pipeline for the state.

The News Journal
To improve schools, cut out bureaucracy
Opinion by Ronald Russo, senior fellow at the Caesar Rodney Institute and the founding president of the Charter School of Wilmington
The test results published in last Sunday’s News Journal showed incremental movements up and down in the scores. In recent years, organizations such as the National Assessment for Educational Progress, the Alliance for Excellent Education and the College Board have routinely rated Delaware’s students at less than 40 percent proficient academically or ready for college.

National News

Michigan Live
What 5 Michigan teachers said about their meeting with Betsy DeVos
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was in Grand Rapids Tuesday, where she visited the Van Andel Education Institute to visit with students and participate in a roundtable discussion with about 10 teachers. DeVos, speaking with reporters Tuesday afternoon, said the meeting focused on teaching in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, and how educators could use an “experiential, hands on” approach to learning. Here’s what five educators who participated in the event told about their meeting with DeVos.

New fears for public service loan forgiveness
A legal motion the Department of Education filed yesterday could have big ramifications for half a million teachers, social workers, police officers and other public servants. The motion asserts that there has been no final decision on whether these people will have their student debt forgiven, as they had believed. Public Service Loan Forgiveness was created a decade ago.

Real Clear Education
NextGen standards: A pre-k teacher’s perspective
Whether we know it or not, we are all stakeholders in our local public schools and helping prepare children to be productive in life. Strong academic standards that push students to strive for their highest potential benefits our entire community. As a prekindergarten teacher, my role is to provide my students with a strong foundation for future learning and I expect standards that respect early childhood development.

The Hechinger Report
Rising popularity of dual-language education could leave Latinos behind
Meri Kolbrener moved to a gentrified neighborhood in northwest D.C. so her children could get a guaranteed spot in the Oyster-Adams Bilingual School. The public school is not far from where Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner live, a neighborhood that used to be predominantly Latino but changed color years ago. Now, many wealthy white parents, who once kept their children out of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), are flocking to programs like Oyster-Adams’ because, as Principal Mayra Canizales put it, “dual language became sexy.”

The Record
Clifton Board of Education fails to approve $1M in tax relief
A motion that would have provided more than $1 million in relief for taxpayers failed to pass after a spirited debate among school board commissioners on Wednesday night. The measure required a two-thirds vote, but only four of seven trustees present backed the motion. The district received notice on July 14 that Clifton would receive an increase of 13 percent on the initial $26.5 million proposed for the school system in 2018 state aid.


Rodel Foundation of Delaware

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