Policy and Practice


Announcing Teach For America-Delaware

June 16th, 2011


Guest blog by Joe Moorman, founding director of Teach For America- Delaware. This is the second in a three-part series related to Teach for America Delaware. This series was prompted by the recent establishment of TFA Delaware, a hub for corps members that is distinctly focused on The First State. Part one discussed the path to the establishment...

Delaware Still Leading the Way on Teacher Evaluation

June 8th, 2011

Author: Brett Turner

After months of work across the state, committees of over 500 educators and school leaders have submitted their recommendations around the multiple measures of student growth to the Department of Education – which are now subject to review and final approval by the Secretary of Education by June 30th. These recommendations will serve as the...

Incentives Matter

June 6th, 2011

Author: Brett Turner

Five Delaware teachers received National Board certification in 2010 –a decrease of over 90% from 2006, when 51 educators received certification – following the 2007 discontinuation of additional compensation for receiving certification, which equated to approximately 5% of their salary. These astounding results demonstrate something that...

What Teacher Preparation Programs Make the Grade?

June 3rd, 2011

Author: Brett Turner

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has partnered with U.S News and World Report to conduct an in depth analysis of teacher preparation programs throughout the United States in order to provide the public information on each program’s ability to produce effective educators. In Delaware (and other states), the study will assess...