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August 30, 2013

August 30th, 2013

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Local News The News Journal Charter task force leaders named State Rep. Kim Williams and State Sen. Nicole Poore will be chairwomen of a task force that will look at charter school enrollment preferences, Gov. Jack Markell’s office says. The task force was created by a new law passed in this spring’s legislative session to look at what...

New National Teacher Training Standards Approved

August 30th, 2013

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Both locally and nationally, changes are afoot in the way teachers are trained. With the consolidation of NCATE and TEAC this year, The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has become the new accrediting body for educator training. In a politically bold move, the CAEP Board of Directors established a “Commission on...

August 29, 2013

August 29th, 2013

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Local News Delaware State News Sussex Academy ushers in its new beginning For Sussex Academy students and staff, Monday represented more than just the start of a new school year. “Welcome to a new school, a new year, a new building, new people and a new beginning,” said Sussex Academy Principal Patricia Oliphant. Sussex Academy has evolved...

August 27, 2013

August 27th, 2013

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Local News The News Journal Behavioral health program at schools sets more ambitious goals in state rollout There are some who will remember the paddle, the dreaded wooden tool wielded by teachers and school staff fed up with problem students. It shows how far educational discipline and strategy have come. Now, students’ behavioral health is one...