We Knew State and National Test Scores Would Drop. Now Let’s Get to Work.
October 26th, 2022Scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a countrywide assessment for K-12 students known to insiders as the “nation’s report card,” were released earlier this week. And as observers like Future Ed have pointed out, the results paint a stark picture of the educational fallout from COVID-19. The...
4 Must-Have Data Resources on Delaware Public Education
October 30th, 2015Earlier this week, we blogged about DelawareFocus.org—the new website launched by the Delaware Community Foundation featuring data and analysis of 71 key community indicators in the areas of demographics, economy and working, financial self-sufficiency, quality of life, health, children and youth, and education. This week we’ve pulled...
September 20, 2013
September 20th, 2013Local News The News Journal Markell riles Common Core doubters with talk of 'mythology' On a day Delaware committed further to the national education standards movement, Gov. Jack Markell dismissed critics of those policies in a national TV appearance. Chuck Todd, host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, asked Markell on Thursday morning if there was...
September 4, 2013
Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning
September 4th, 2013Local News The News Journal Delaware officials promote, experience the real Common Core Some of Delaware’s most influential policymakers sat in small wooden chairs in Silver Lake Elementary School classrooms in Middletown on Tuesday evening doing multiplication problems and finding keywords and captions. Answering third- and fifth-grade reading...