Tag: assessments

July 24, 2013

News, Policy and Practice

July 24th, 2013

Local News The News Journal Six schools set to participate in expanded language program When Gov. Jack Markell walked into a classroom at Downes Elementary School in Newark on Tuesday, he was greeted by a cluster of cheering first-graders. “Ni Hao!” they shouted in unison – “hello” in Mandarin Chinese. The students are part of a Chinese...

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July 8, 2013

Early Childhood Education, News, Postsecondary Success

July 8th, 2013

Local News The News Journal Tracing consequences of Delaware's racial divide An opinion by Harry F. Themal Almost 40 years after its publication, “Simple Justice” by Richard Kluger remains the most accessible history of the struggle to end school segregation in the United States. His chapter on Delaware, “Jim Crow, Inc.,” summed up the...

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June 26, 2013

Policy and Practice

June 26th, 2013

Local News The News Journal Charter school measure heads to governor’s desk A bill aimed at tightening safe¬guards on charter schools while also giving them more access to state money passed the Senate on Tuesday. Gov. Jack Markell is scheduled to sign the measure today. WDDE Mobile home rent control and charter school reform bill await...

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June 19, 2013

Early Childhood Education, Policy and Practice

June 19th, 2013

Local News The News Journal New teachers not prepared, report says The National Council on Teacher Quality report released Tuesday described the nation’s teacher preparation system as “an industry of mediocrity” and called on policymakers to make changes in the higher education system. Nationally, very few programs rated highly on the...

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