October 5, 2017
CHEF to host district retirees for lunch at Love Creek Elementary Oct. 13
Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation is inviting retired teachers and school staff to attend a free meet-and-greet lunch and tour of the new Love Creek Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13. Attendees will hear remarks from Cape Henlopen School District Superintendent Bob Fulton and learn about how the Cape district and CHEF work together as strategic partners to support educational programs.
Cape High School juniors team-up with office of highway safety
On October 4, 2017 several of our Cape Henlopen High School juniors were selected by the Driver’s Education Department, to participate in recording radio PSA’s promoting teen safety while driving. iHeart Radio stations will be playing the PSA’s throughout Sussex county on the radio and online. Students who were selected were also part of a team who competed at the Delaware Drivers Ed Competition.
Delaware Public Media
Gov. Carney proposes partnership to focus on Christina’s Wilmington students
Gov. John Carney met with the Christina School District School Board Tuesday night to discuss a potential partnership to improve outcomes for the district’s Wilmington students. Christina board members like John Young remain cautious, but hopeful about a partnership with Carney. Young fears some of Carney’s proposals will repeat past mistakes, pointing to $119 million in federal race to the top dollars spent in 2010.
Delaware State News
CR students learn to cope with dangers of driving
Learning to drive a car can often be an exciting and invigorating time for high school students. However, with the increased pressures facing young drivers such as cell phones, traffic on the roadways, the potential for alcohol or drug use and peer pressure in general, it can also be a scary time for both the students and their parents alike. That’s why Darrell Gravatt, the department chairman of Caesar Rodney High School’s Driver’s Education program, invited the SmartDrive Foundation and its Distraction and Reaction program to the school on Wednesday.
The News Journal
State plan to lift up Christina schools called a good start
A proposal made by Gov. John Carney on Tuesday to partner with the Christina School District to improve the academic performance of its Wilmington schools was welcomed by those involved, though most wanted to hear specifics before fully supporting the effort. Tony Allen, chair of the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission, says it is worth a try.
No state will measure social-emotional learning under ESSA. Will that slow its momentum?
When the Every Student Succeeds Act was enacted, speculation swirled that states might use it as a launching pad to use measures of students’ social and emotional competencies to determine whether their schools are successful. Nearly two years later, not a single state’s plan to comply with the federal education law—and its broader vision for judging school performance—calls for inclusion of such measures in its school accountability system.
Louisiana receiving $55M to boost reading, writing skills
Louisiana will receive a more than $55 million federal grant to help improve the reading and writing skills of its students. The state education department announced Tuesday that it is one of 11 states chosen by the U.S. Department of Education to receive the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grant. Louisiana will receive $18.5 million a year for three years. The state has received a similar literacy grant in previous years.
New York Post
Bullying widespread in Bronx schools, polls show
It’s one of the city’s most dire districts. The same toxic conditions plaguing a Bronx school where a teen was murdered last week — bullying, verbal attacks and violence — are rampant across its home district, according to Department of Education data. A total of 53 percent of polled District 12 teachers said they observed bullying “some” or “most of the time” in a questionnaire last year — the highest rate out of the city’s 32 school districts.
The Sacramento Bee
Pension costs ‘crowding out’ spending on parks, schools and social services, report says
California governments likely will make do with fewer teachers, parks employees and other public workers while they struggle to absorb fast-rising pension costs in the next few years, a former state lawmaker argues in a study released this week through Stanford University. Former Democratic Assemblyman Joe Nation projects that many cities, counties and school districts will double their spending on pensions by 2030, “crowding out” their ability to fund public services.
Hamden moms form Special Education PTA
6-year-old Bowie has autism. 3-year-old Gabrielle is one of only 30 kids in Connecticut with Angelman Syndrome and 6-year-old Ruairi also has autism. They are three amazing kids with three super moms who are leading the way and uniting other parents in similar situations. “My son was struggling in his classroom and needed a quiet space,” said Venezia Michalsen, Bowie’s mom.