Tag: Arne Duncan

Charter Adventure in Dover


June 6th, 2012

This post originally appeared on the blog "Kendall's Charter Adventures" and was written by Delaware Charter Schools Network Executive Director Kendall Massett. During the week of May 6 - 12, over 5,600 charter schools in the United States celebrated National Charter Schools Week. I had the fortune  to experience  TWO great charter adventures...


Delaware’s ESEA Waiver Approved


June 1st, 2012

Earlier this week the US Department of Education (USED) announced the approval of Delaware’s ESEA waiver. Delaware’s Department of Education (DDOE) submitted its application for a waiver earlier in February (along with 26 others) and was one of eight applications that were approved, joining 11 applications approved in an earlier round...


The R-E-S-P-E-C-T Project

News, Policy and Practice

February 16th, 2012

Tucked away in President Obama’s $3.8 trillion federal budget was a $5 billion competitive grant program aimed at elevating the teaching profession to its rightful status - which could have significant and long-lasting effects on teacher quality throughout the United States. The fund, called the RESPECT Project (Recognizing Educational Success...


Delaware Wins Early Learning Challenge Grant!

Early Childhood Education, News

December 16th, 2011

We are pleased to announce that Delaware was selected as a recipient of the federal Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge grant!  Delaware is one of nine states to be awarded a grant out of 37 total applicants.  The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) jointly announced the winning applications on...