Tag: charters

Advancements for Charter School Transparency and Accountability


September 25th, 2013

Last year, the Delaware State Board of Education approved regulation changes which require all charter schools to be measured by charter school performance frameworks. These frameworks will hold charter schools accountable in two keys ways. First, schools will be required to submit a performance agreement, to be approved by the charter board and...


August 27, 2013

Policy and Practice

August 27th, 2013

Local News The News Journal Behavioral health program at schools sets more ambitious goals in state rollout There are some who will remember the paddle, the dreaded wooden tool wielded by teachers and school staff fed up with problem students. It shows how far educational discipline and strategy have come. Now, students’ behavioral health is one...


Delaware Legislature’s Impressive First Half

News, Policy and Practice

July 17th, 2013

The Delaware Legislature recently wrapped up the first half of the 147th General Assembly. It was a significant year for education, one of the most successful legislative sessions for education in the past several years here in Delaware. For the first time, Delaware created standards for teacher training programs at higher education institutions...


June 27, 2013

Policy and Practice

June 27th, 2013

Local News WDDE Gov. Markell signs charter school reform into law A proposal revamping the Delaware charter school application and review process is now law. Governor Jack Markell (D) signed the bill Wednesday, fulfilling another promise he made in his State of the State address in January. Markell calls the bill the result of a successful...