Policy and Practice


What do Budget Cuts Mean for Students and Schools?

June 29th, 2016

Author: Melissa Hopkins

The Joint Finance Committee has already made and continues to face difficult decisions this year—especially as revenue projections trend downward and significant gaps remain in our state budget. Some of these decisions involved education funds: some to new proposals in the governor’s budget, some to continue existing programs. What will these...

The Digital Difference

June 28th, 2016

Author: Paul Herdman

Here in Delaware, when we talk about improving technology in the classroom, our minds and our conversations often go first to improving internet speeds or the tangible infrastructure—the wires, cables, towers—that carry those signals. But in some cases—like the CityBridge Foundation’s 'Breakthrough Schools' design contest in Washington...

Upgrading Our Education Technology

June 27th, 2016

Author: Alyssa McGraw

One click can unlock a world of knowledge. In a time of rapidly evolving technology and a rising tide of digital and personalized learning, having a solid gameplan in place for technology in Delaware classrooms is more vital than ever. When asked about their current thinking, more than 69 percent of Delaware teachers said, “I wish we had more...

Busting the Ed Tech Myths with Tara Saladyga

June 16th, 2016


Tara Saladyga is a science teacher at Delcastle Technical High School, and was also an early adopter and expert in Schoology, the state’s digital Learning Management System. She coordinates Schoology professional development for teachers in her district and beyond. Still, she hears the doubters when it comes to incorporating technology in the...