Policy and Practice


Spotlight on Student Access to Great Teachers

July 24th, 2014

Author: Liz Hoyt

The Obama administration recently unveiled “Excellent Educators for All,” a 50-State Strategy to address teacher equity. The initiative seeks to tackle a complex issue and ensure that all students, regardless of income or race, have equitable access to excellent teachers. The new initiative means three big things for states: 1. Individual...

Delaware’s 2013-14 State Assessment Results

July 22nd, 2014

Author: Liz Hoyt

This year’s results for the Delaware state-wide assessment, Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) were released late last week, providing Delaware with a snapshot progress report of student achievement, and where Delaware stands on the path toward greatness. The preliminary results, presented at Thursday’s State Board of Education...

Delaware’s Future Ed Leader Summer Program

July 16th, 2014

Author: Neil Kirschling

Have you ever experienced déjà vu? Last week, I had the pleasure of joining Paul for a discussion with this summer’s Delaware Department of Education’s Future Ed Leaders, a group of promising leaders who are passionate about education and want to gain hands-on exposure to policy work here in the state. It was a very familiar-feeling scene...

Legislative Wrap-Up: Positive Steps Forward

July 10th, 2014

Author: Melissa Hopkins

The second half of the 147th General Assembly concluded last week. Throughout the session, a number of education initiatives were led by the Markell Administration and the Delaware Department of Education, which will have a positive impact on educators, students, and the system as a whole. Delaware began progress toward better supporting our...