Delaware is Rethinking How it Trains and Retains Teachers, with an Eye Toward Diversity

April 6th, 2020

Author: Paul Herdman

Before COVID-19 shut down our schools, we launched an effort with a strong group of national, state and local leaders to see how we could help increase the training and diversity of teachers in our highest-need schools. Research reminds us—over and over again—that teachers are the most important in-school factors impacting student...

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

March 16th, 2020

Author: Laurie Jacobs

Blog post by Shelley Rouser, Department Of Education Chair, Delaware State University, and Crystal Timmons, Director of Office of Clinical and Field Experiences, Delaware State University Delaware State University (DSU) is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in America. We know a thing or two about diversity, and so do our...

Guest Blog: Education Doesn’t Have to be a Political Football

October 2nd, 2019

Author: Gary Stockbridge

As the temperatures cool and the political season heats up, I’m excited to report that here in Delaware, we are finding some common ground when it comes to advancing our public schools. As chair of the Vision Coalition of Delaware—a mix of public and private leaders that have been meeting together since 2006—we strive to identify...


August 2nd, 2019

Author: Bridgette Boody

This spring, the Delaware Department of Education launched a “microcredentials” pilot program for Delaware educators. It’s an exciting step for teachers. Here’s why: All teachers must train and submit 90 hours of professional development over the course of five years (or 18 hours per year). Most PD courses are passed down from...