Policy and Practice


RTC’s Robyn Howton Named Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow

September 21st, 2015

Author: Matt Amis

“Brandywine School District is extremely diverse in socio-economic background, gender, ethnicity, and academic achievement,” according to Robyn Howton, an 11th grade English teacher at Mount Pleasant High School in Wilmington. “As the AVID coordinator in my building, I work with students who have historically been denied access to...

Rodel Teacher Newsletter: Kicking Off the School Year

September 17th, 2015

Author: Liz Hoyt

Kick off the school year with some great events, resources, and tips from the latest edition of the Rodel Teacher Newsletter:   Create a Student-Powered Project with THINK IT UP. In partnership with DonorsChoose.org, THINK IT UP invites public school students in grades seven through 12 to develop student-powered, teacher-led crowdfunded...

5 Data Takeaways from Smarter Balanced Test Scores

September 4th, 2015

Author: Liz Hoyt

Earlier this week, Delaware schools made headlines as the Delaware Department of Education released the long-anticipated results of the 2015 state assessment. Here are just a few of our important data takeaways from this year’s results: Scores dropped as Delaware set a new baseline for student proficiency. This year’s statewide assessment...

Meet the 2015-16 Rodel Teacher Council

August 12th, 2015

Author: Rachel Wiggans Chan

The Rodel Foundation of Delaware on Tuesday officially kicked off the 2015-16 class of the Rodel Teacher Council, and introduced the 19 exemplary teachers who will serve as its members. Eight teachers from the inaugural class will remain on the council and serve as mentors to the 11 new members. Like its first cadre, the Rodel Teacher Council...