Policy and Practice


Why You Should Apply for the Delaware Dream Team

September 17th, 2014


This blog post was written by Annie Slease, a sixth grade ELA teacher, and member of the 2014 Delaware Dream Team. It was originally published by Learn Zillion. My Application From the moment I opened up the online application for the 2014 Delaware Dream Team, I knew it was different. In over twenty years of teaching, I’ve endured my share...

Calling All Educators – The Vision Coalition Needs to Hear From You

September 8th, 2014

Author: Mamie Doyle Mannella

On Monday, September 15th, the Vision Coalition of Delaware is presenting its draft plan, “A Vision for Education in Delaware in 2025,” also known as “ED25" at a meeting aimed specifically at educators and groups that directly support educators. The meeting will take place at the Dover Public Library from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and light...

Innovation from within: The next generation of teaching

September 5th, 2014

Author: Paul Herdman

Four weeks ago, a Nebraska Teacher of the Year and a colleague with whom I have worked, Maddie Fennell, wrote a piece in Education Week  on teacher tenure that resonated with me on a number of fronts. The piece is about the need for educators to play a bigger role in the design of evaluating their profession. Maddie is currently a literacy coach...

News from the Delaware Leadership Project

August 21st, 2014


This blog post was written by Shefon Taylor, Marketing and Development Coordinator at Innovative Schools. At the beginning of July, the state of Delaware welcomed its fourth cohort of aspiring principals to the Delaware Leadership Project, the state’s only alternate route to principal certification. The fourteen-month program was launched as...