Policy and Practice


Teacher Newsletter – September 2016

September 1st, 2016


  Rodel Teacher Newsletter is a resource for Delaware's teachers to learn about teacher leadership opportunities across the state, nation, and world. View this email in your browser 4 Teacher Fellowships to Kick-Start the School Year Tiny Fellowship...

Why Quality Public Schools Benefit Us All

August 18th, 2016


It's not just kids, parents, and teachers who feel the impact of our public schools. If you're a citizen of Delaware, then you are—in one way or another—affected by our state's education system. Scroll below for more on how supporting students today can lead to a brighter tomorrow for...

How Teachers *Really* Spend Summer Break

August 17th, 2016

Author: Alyssa McGraw

It’s a common misconception that all teachers spend their summers sipping iced tea by the pool. In reality, many of your children’s educators are hard at work with students in summer programs or preparing for the new school year. We caught up with a few members of the Rodel Teacher Council to learn about their summer...

6 Big Takeaways from Smarter Balanced Scores

July 26th, 2016


by Liz Hoyt and Shyanne Miller   Last week, Delaware officially released preliminary statewide results for public school students on the Smarter Assessment and the SAT. We took a look at the data, and pulled out six big takeaways from this year’s results.   Delaware students made incremental gains in year two of the Smarter...