Policy and Practice


“Leading and Learning Together” at the Policy and Practice Institute

July 3rd, 2014

Author: Liz Hoyt

Last week over 200 of Delaware’s school and district leaders, representing all 19 school districts, attended the twelfth annual Policy and Practice Institute (PPI), hosted by the Delaware Academy for School Leadership (DASL) and Delaware Association of School Administrators (DASA). The conference featured three major key note speakers: Pete...

What Will Delaware’s Children Need to Know in 2025?

June 24th, 2014

Author: Brittany Mason

Today's The News Journal includes an op-ed written by Ernie Dianastasis, Chair of the Vision Coalition of Delaware's Leadership Team. Our President and CEO also serves on the Coalition's Leadership Team, alongside eight other public and private leaders in our state. We join Ernie and the respective organizations of the Leadership Team members to...

Thanks to Our Teachers

June 2nd, 2014

Author: C.R. McLeod

Turning the calendar to June signals that another school year is nearing an end. Having family members in the profession (including my wife), I’ve seen the pride and excitement that arrives this time of year as teachers reflect on the year that has passed and how their students have grown. We know that great teachers and leaders are a key...

Delaware Leads the Nation for Teacher Preparation

May 2nd, 2014

Author: Mamie Doyle Mannella

This past week marked two important developments in educator training and preparation – both at the federal and state levels. First, President Obama directed the U.S. Department of Education (USED) to produce a plan by this summer that will strengthen teacher preparation programs. The plan will: Encourage states to identify high- and...