October 24, 2013
The News Journal
Christina School District plans school choice event Monday
The Christina School District is hosting a school choice open house event from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Newark High School, 750 E. Delaware Ave.
Delaware State News
Delaware Talent Cooperative kicks off at Dover High
At South Dover Elementary School, principal Michelle Dukes said, teachers and staff take “So what?” as their motto. “Not in a flip way,” she said. “But, ‘So what are we going to do about it?’” Are parents not reading to their kids? Are students not turning in homework? Are their test scores too low? “So what are we going to do about it?” Ms. Dukes said. “Successful teachers of children in poverty are persistent, stubborn in their belief that children have the potential to learn.”
Gov. Markell educates Delaware State students on teacher prep legislation
Governor Jack Markell visited with education majors at Delaware State University Tuesday to discuss recent educator preparation legislation, expectations for future teachers, and state initiatives to support teachers. After explaining why the state has raised the standards and efforts to connect future educators to teaching jobs, Markell fielded questions from the students on standardized testing, student-teaching requirements and family engagement.
Video – Teachers may get reduced mortgage incentives
Hockessin Community News
Delaware Tech and Red Clay School District enter into student teaching partnership
Dr. Kathy A. Janvier, Delaware Technical Community College’s acting vice president and campus director, and Dr. Merv Daugherty, superintendent of the Red Clay Consolidated School District, signed a student teaching agreement between the two institutions Monday in their latest partnership to date.
Common Core and disadvantaged students
It’s no secret that there has been plenty of heated debate about the Common Core State Standards. Supporters say we need the standards to strengthen our workforce. Opponents contend that control over educational expectations should rest with local school boards and teachers, causing some lawmakers to back away from the standards.
Most states surpass global average in math, science
A new analysis of how all U.S. states stack up against countries around the world shows that 8th grade students in 36 states outperformed the international average in math and those in 47 did so in science.
Los Angeles Times
Former Occidental chief reportedly named U.S. education official
Ted Mitchell, the former president of Occidental College, is reportedly in line for an important education post in the Obama administration. Mitchell is expected to be named undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Education, replacing Martha Kanter, who handled higher education issues affecting colleges and universities, according to the Politico website.
Boston and the Charter School Cap
Imagine you live in a city with a set of open-enrollment public schools, serving predominantly low-income children of color, where students learn at twice the rate of their peers in neighboring schools. And what if those high-performing schools were ready, willing, and able to enroll more students, maybe even double or triple in size? Sounds too good to be true, huh?
Report: Effective teacher professional development crucial to Common Core
The success of the largest education reform effort of the last decade — Common Core State Standards — is contingent upon effective teacher professional development, according to a new report issued today by the National School Boards Association. But the report, “Teaching the Teachers: Effective Professional Development in an Era of High Stakes Accountability,” by the NSBA’s Center for Public Education, argued that Common Core standards will require new teaching methods for effective implementation.