Delaware Ranked 5th in Charter School funding Gap

June 11th, 2010

Author: sfox

Last month, a study by Ball State University reported that funding for our nation’s charter schools is significantly lower than funding for traditional public schools. Delaware is one of the worst offenders of this funding gap with a difference of $3,665 per pupil. This is in comparison with the national average of a $2,247 difference per...

Common Core Standards Announced

June 4th, 2010

Author: sfox

On Wednesday, the final set of common academic standards was released by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to a crowd of supporters at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, GA. The United States is one of the very few industrialized countries with no...

RTTT Round 2

June 2nd, 2010

Author: Michael Rasmussen

35 states and DC submitted applications yesterday in Round 2 of Race to the Top to win a share of the remaining $3.4billion provided by Obama’s administration for educational reform. The total grant amount is $4.35billion out of which $350million will be used for a separate competition to improve quality of assessments, and $600 million of...

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...
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