March 15, 2013

Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice

March 15th, 2013

Local News The Economist Value-added remodeling “This business”, says John Demby, the principal (headmaster) of Sussex Tech, a high school in Delaware, “has changed dramatically in a very short period.” This year, like all principals in the state, he is evaluating teachers under a new system for the first time. The state is also adopting a...


March 14, 2013

News, Policy and Practice

March 14th, 2013

Local News The News Journal State rejects Christina's teacher bonus proposal The state Department of Education rejected the Christina School District’s proposed alternative to the state teacher bonus program, according to a letter sent Tuesday to district officials.  This volleys the issue back into Christina’s court, with millions in grant...


Pencader Charter Decision: State Board Sets Standard


February 22nd, 2013

At the State Board of Education committee meeting on February 21st, Secretary Murphy recommended revocation of the charter of Pencader Charter Business and Finance School.  The State Board unanimously voted to enact his decision, which will close the school at the end of this academic year.  The Department of Education will host meetings with...


Race to the Top Report Released: Delaware is Making Progress

News, Policy and Practice

February 8th, 2013

Over halfway through its third year, Delaware continues to make strides in its Race to the Top.  On February 1, the US Department of Education (ED) released its Year 2 Report for Delaware.   In this comprehensive annual report card that that identifies the successes, accomplishments, and challenges of the state’s RTTT implementation, ED noted...