COVID-19 Education Resources

Author: Paul Herdman

March 25th, 2020


From Teacher Diversity to Teacher Residencies, It All Matters At DSU

March 16th, 2020

Author: Laurie Jacobs

My Day with the William Penn Teacher Academy

March 5th, 2020

Author: Laurie Jacobs


Op-Ed Review

October 19th, 2009

Author: Sarah Grunewald

The Sunday News Journal had four op-ed pieces that key into the education work going on here in Delaware and around the nation.  There was a piece by The News Journal laying out the four key reform areas Secretary Duncan and President Obama are pushing through Race to the Top, a piece about the need for more flexibility in our schools to help...

Other States in Race to the Top, Part 2

October 1st, 2009

Author: Michael Rasmussen

Louisiana is often talked about as a front runner in the Race to the Top grant competition. Here’s why. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the state implemented the Recover School District (RSD) to turnaround the state’s lowest performing schools.  Today, the RSD oversees 112 schools and has implemented a number of reforms to...

Other States Enter the Race to the Top

September 25th, 2009

Author: Michael Rasmussen

With $4+ Billion dollars in federal Race to the Top (RTTT) grants at stake, it’s no wonder that cash-strapped states are looking for ways to set themselves apart to win this race.  While each state has its own strengths and weaknesses, some have already been recognized for being out in front.  Colorado is widely seen to be a...

Open Letter to Secretary Duncan

September 2nd, 2009

Author: Paul Herdman

Last month, I wrote a letter to Secretary Arne Duncan expressing support for the U.S. Department of Education's ambitious education reform agenda. With respect to the $4.35 billion Race to the Top grant fund, I encouraged Secretary Duncan to award funds to only the most aggressive states, as has been the intention since the competition was...