Policy and Practice


Delaware’s TFA Story

May 17th, 2011

Author: Sarah Grunewald

This is the first in a three-part series related to Teach For America in Delaware. Click the following link to read part two written by Teach For America- Delaware Executive Director, Joe Moorman. In the early months of 2009, it didn't seem possible. Many warned that it would take years to launch a Teach For America site. So, our goal to have...

Hope Street Teaching Fellows Announced

May 9th, 2011

Author: Brett Turner

Hope Street Group announced its first class of Teaching Fellows last week – which will empower three Delaware educators (along with ten others from Colorado, Ohio, Louisiana, California, Maryland, Tennessee, New York, and Texas) to serve as national spokespeople around teacher quality issues – with Delaware Fellows focusing on our DPAS II...

Delaware Sets a Higher Bar for Professional Development

May 6th, 2011

Author: Brett Turner

The Secretary of Education recently proposed regulatory changes, to be approved at the May 19 State Board of Education meeting, that would create new standards for professional development statewide– fulfilling one of our Race to the Top commitments. The standards, which are based on the National Staff Development Council’s Standards for Staff...

Illinois Takes Giant Leap Forward

April 19th, 2011

Author: Brett Turner

The Illinois Senate unanimously passed sweeping legislation that would use teacher performance as the primary metric in decisions impacting teachers – with the support of all stakeholders, including teachers’ unions and school management groups.     The legislation is a friendly reminder that Delaware has come a long way in our teacher...