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SB 263

May 21st, 2010

Author: Michael Rasmussen

Senator Sokola introduced legislation last week to support one of the commitments that Delaware made in the Race to the Top application, to ensure that only effective educators receive tenure-like protections.  Technically Delaware does not have a tenure law, but educators receive a Continuing License after three years and get basically the...

Change Agents Never Work Alone

May 14th, 2010

Author: Paul Herdman

I was honored earlier this week to receive the “Change Agent of the Year” award by the New Schools Venture Fund.  It’s a wonderful, yet humbling, acknowledgement of the work of the amazing team here at the Rodel Foundation, which I’ve had the pleasure to lead for the past 6 years.  Successful change never results...

Keeping the Best Educators Working

May 6th, 2010

Author: Michael Rasmussen

The federal government is considering a bill that would pump another $23 Billion into public schools to help stem the tide of layoffs expected next year.  If passed in time, this bill has the potential to support districts in Delaware like Christina that announced today they will be RIFing upwards of 50 teachers and paraprofessionals...

School Board Elections Matter

May 4th, 2010

Author: Michael Rasmussen

Thirteen Delaware school districts will hold elections for at least one seat on their school boards next week.  As Delaware implements its Race to the Top commitments, school districts and their boards will be integrally involved in making sure the districts’ share of those funds, $50+ Million, get spent wisely.  Wisely is the...