Grants Support Innovative New Teacher Induction
September 11th, 2013According to American economist Theodore Levitt, “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” “Doing new things,” in the area of new teacher induction programs, is precisely what the Comprehensive Induction Program (CIP) Competitive Grants will fund during the 2013-14 school year. Six districts were awarded a...
July 18, 2013
July 18th, 2013Local News The News Journal Report card on schools released Parents and students will get their first look at the results of state standardized tests for the past year when officials release the data this afternoon. Statewide results on the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment, or DCAS, will be made public during the State Board of Education...
June 17, 2013
Early Childhood Education, Policy and Practice
June 17th, 2013Local News The News Journal Markell seeks $31 million more for education in budget Gov. Jack Markell’s proposed budget includes no new education cuts and some new money, garnering some positive vibes from district officials struggling with tight budgets. Under Markell’s budget, which is expected to be introduced this week, Delaware public...
June 12, 2013
News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success
June 12th, 2013Local News The Washington Post The tea party is wrong on the Common Core curriculum An opinion by Governor Jack Markell Over the past three years, 45 states have adopted the Common Core State Standards. These objectives were developed to ensure that America’s students acquire the academic skills they need to reach their full potential. Yet the...