Policy and Practice


Calling All Teachers: Help Inform Education Prep Policy

October 8th, 2015


by Robyn Howton, Rodel Teacher Council   The teaching profession demands much of the people who enter it. High-quality teacher prep is essential to ensuring that new teachers are ready to help students achieve their full potential from the first day they enter the classroom, and to retain young, talented educators in the teaching...

Looking Forward to the 8th Annual Conference on Education

October 1st, 2015

Author: Nancy Millard

Classrooms are changing and students are learning in new and different ways. As a parent, I am energized to hear about the great things happening in our schools. I’ve seen my daughter study for her AP World History exam with on-line quiz apps on her phone and my son make movies with an iPad as a way to learn new vocabulary words. Their teachers...

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...