Policy and Practice


Teacher Movement Day of Action: Act Now!

August 12th, 2014


If you’re a teacher, you’re probably busy starting up classes or getting ready for the school year -- drawing up lesson plans, talking to parents, and setting up your classroom. There’s an important online event happening today! We hope you can add one more thing to your to-do list, because it is essential that teacher voices be heard in...

Shortchanging Delaware Educators

August 8th, 2014

Author: Mamie Doyle Mannella

Last month, TNTP released a policy paper on teacher compensation practices across the country, including some promising practices in a few select states and districts. This paper is timely for Delaware given legislation passed at the end of June calling for a statewide committee to review our state’s existing policies for teacher compensation...

Innovation in U.S. Classrooms: An international perspective

August 5th, 2014

Author: Rachel Wiggans Chan

At the end of last month, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a report examining innovative practices in classrooms around the world. The report, titled, “Measuring Innovation in Education,” examines innovative practices in schools and classrooms from an international perspective. (The report also...

District Leadership Experiences Major Changes

July 29th, 2014

Author: Neil Kirschling

Three Delaware school districts will be under new leadership for the upcoming 2014-15 school year after another wave of superintendent turnover. In Lake Forest School District, recently-named superintendent Jason Conway took the reins from Dan Curry, who served as the district’s superintendent for 12 years. Conway, who began his career as a...