The Importance of Employability Skills

February 15th, 2017


Blog post by Jermaine Williams, cooperative employment coordinator at St. Georges Technical High School and Rodel Teacher Council member As the cooperative employment coordinator at St. Georges Technical High School, my job, in conjunction with our career and technical instructors, is to usher our senior students out into the working world as...

How the “Whole Child” Approach is Transforming Education in Delaware

February 13th, 2017


As concerns about over-testing and overemphasizing test scores persist, the “whole child” approach to education is gaining ground. The non-academic attributes that prepare young people for success in the real world—think character, grit, and growth mindset—are beginning to take a more prominent place in the education reform conversation...

Remember ESSA? Work Still Underway on State Plan

February 10th, 2017

Author: Liz Hoyt

The confirmation of Betsy DeVos (and surrounding controversies) as U.S. Secretary of Education dominated news headlines and social media over the last few weeks. However, this national headline may be drowning out what’s happening locally, as Delaware continues to develop its state plan for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act...

Delaware, the U.S., and the Global Report Card: What it Means

January 6th, 2017

Author: Liz Hoyt

An often-unpredictable 2016 came to a close with some status-quo scores and glimmers of promise in science for U.S. students on the Program for International Assessment (PISA), a “global report card” of student achievement. The PISA is administered every three years to 15-year-old students around the world, assessing their knowledge and...