November 12, 2014
Delaware Department of Education
Almost 200 top educators invited to join third cohort of Delaware Talent Co-Op
A press release
Nearly 200 educators from across the state have been recognized as part of the the third cohort of the state’s Delaware Talent Cooperative, with each being recognized with up to $20,000 in financial incentives to continue working in some of the state’s highest-need schools. The third cohort also includes nine educators who took positions in one of the 18 Delaware Talent Cooperative schools after demonstrating success in their previous schools and classrooms.
The News Journal
Charter school to occupy Wilmington Blue Cross space
A Philadelphia-based charter school will operate its Wilmington campus out of a six-story building in the city’s downtown that is widely known as the former home of the local Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate. Freire Charter School, which received approval from Delaware in April to open a Wilmington campus, will start classes at its newest location in August, a top school official said.
Report: Low-income, minority students losing ground at Kentucky colleges
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Ohio Board of Education weighs on changing staff/student ratio
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Mississippi makes progress preparing students for college, but improvements still necessary
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Digital textbooks a worthwhile frustration, Miami-Dade teachers say
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Charter school authorizers grapple with closures
The charter sector has long stood by the premise that if the independently run public schools fail to perform, they are shut down—an idea often referred to as the “charter bargain.” But as the movement matures, it increasingly faces the messy reality of closing schools—a situation that could become more common.