In Case You Missed It: Governor Signs Legislation that Puts Delaware at Front of Teacher Tenure Reform
Last Friday, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed SB 263, legislation that requires student academic growth to be a factor if teachers are to earn tenure-like protections. You might have missed this landmark legislation officially going into law, since it was overshadowed by Delaware’s accountability ratings, released the same day. But it is very significant and something about which our state should be very proud. In passing and signing this legislation, Delaware becomes one of just two states to require teachers to demonstrate teacher effectiveness before they can earn tenure (the other is Colorado). Stay tuned for updates on how this rolls out in the coming years.