Our Schools: Going Back to Normal Isn’t an Option

Author: Paul Herdman

May 21st, 2020


UPDATED – Farewell to Greg Farrell, Pioneer in Experiential Education

May 11th, 2020

Author: Paul Herdman

UPDATED: 9 Questions (and Answers) about Property Reassessment in Delaware

May 11th, 2020

Author: Neil Kirschling


Seventy Percent of Delaware High Schools Under Improvement

August 21st, 2009

Author: Michael Rasmussen

Amidst all the test scores and data indicators, there is a startling truth: if you’re a Delaware high school student, your school is probably underperforming—and not just for a few students. Many will blame NCLB and the state system for classifying schools as “under improvement” because one student did not perform on a...

Race to the Top Funds Far From Secure

July 20th, 2009

Author: Paul Herdman

When the Delaware General Assemble passed a resolution in support of “Race to the Top” funding from the federal government, it recognized the historic funding opportunity available to states and encouraged our Governor and Secretary of Education to create a competitive application for a share of the $4.35 billion federal fund. US DOE...

2009 Legislative Recap

July 10th, 2009

Author: Paul Herdman

In a final push before the summer recess, several pieces of the Markell-Denn education reform agenda were passed by the General Assembly, notably bills addressing school performance awards, Delaware’s student assessment system, and financial oversight and transparency for districts. With the passage of these bills, policymakers are...

Delaware Can Learn a lot from Teach For America

May 29th, 2009

Author: John Carwell

Teach For America (TFA) recently selected Delaware as an expansion site and has a 20-year history of recruiting outstanding individuals into teaching and effectively training them to raise the achievement of the most needy students in the nation.   Just as the world’s best-performing school systems have learned, TFA knows that...