July 11, 2013

July 11th, 2013

Category: News, Policy and Practice

Local News

The Dover Post
Shan Green begins term as principal at Central Middle School
July 1 was the first day on the job for new Central Middle School Principal Shan W. Green. But she was in a very familiar environment. Green, 41, had spent the last year preparing for the job under the tutelage of former Principal Dr. Darren T. Guido, who recently was named supervisor of instruction for grades 5 – 12 for the Capital School District.

Delaware Department of Education
Health science students bring home honors from national conference
Delaware health science students brought home Top 10 finishes — including for the first time a gold medal — from the HOSA-Future Health Professionals National Leadership Conference. Delaware HOSA students and advisors attended the 36th annual national leadership conference in Nashville June 26 to 29. This was the second year the Delaware HOSA participated in the conference.

National News

Education Week
Exit Interview: Joanne Weiss, Chief-of-Staff to Arne Duncan
In Joanne Weiss’ four years at the U.S. Department of Education, she is perhaps best known for helping to shape and then run the Obama administration’s signature education-improvement effort: the Race to the Top program.

The Washington Post
Valerie Strauss: Teach For America critics gathering to organize resistance
Teach For America alumni and students of corps members who are critical of TFA are holding this weekend what amounts to the first national assembly aimed at organizing resistance to the organization that is popular with school reformers. The anti-TFA assembly is part of the Free Minds, Free People national conference starting Thursday in Chicago and hosted by the Education for Liberation Network, which promotes the use of education to promote social justice

Education Next
Missouri district takes first step on road to digital classroom
Apple’s introduction of the iPad wasn’t the first time that educators considered what might follow traditional textbooks, but it was the first time that a major transition seemed possible. As Kris Hilgedick of the News Tribune reports, the Jefferson City Public Schools District in Missouri is taking the first step in the path to a full digital classroom by spending more than a quarter of a million dollars to purchase 2,000 iPads for its elementary schools.

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Rodel Foundation of Delaware