Reflections from “Principal for a Day 2017″

November 7th, 2017


Madeleine Bayard, Vice President of Policy and Practice Principal: Hekima Wicker Harlan Elementary School Brandywine School District My day at Harlan Elementary School reminded me of the many hats principals wear. One minute Principal Wicker was speaking with students about their needs—ranging from behavioral challenges to the need for an...

October 16, 2017

October 16th, 2017


Delaware News The News Journal Taking risks for success at Olive B. Loss Elementary School in Bear Olive B. Loss Elementary School teacher Katie Russell knew she was taking a risk asking a class full of fourth-graders to build Rube Goldberg machines. The contraptions are, by definition, needlessly complex. They're composed of an entire series of...

Delaware’s Public High Schools Ranked Among Top Ten Nationally

October 13th, 2017

Author: Paul Herdman

  Over the weekend I read that U.S. News released its annual collection of high school rankings—and, lo and behold—Delaware’s public high schools landed as eighth-best in the country.   Before we pop the champagne, we should note that the website’s methodology examines the highest performing high schools in each state. We...

October 13, 2017

October 13th, 2017


Delaware News Coastal Point Carver Academy unveils new murals For some kids, it was an excuse to leave class. For others, it was a chance to paint past a bad day and inspire others having a tough time. George Washington Carver Academy unveiled five murals this month that are truly meant to make the school a better place. “Over the course of the...