Tag: Delaware legislature

Delaware’s General Assembly Concludes Challenging First Half

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July 8th, 2015

On June 30th, the Delaware Legislature concluded the first half of the 148th General Assembly. This year legislators were plagued by a challenging budget cycle with a projected revenue shortfall of $27 million for fiscal year 2016. In terms of education, there were a number of controversial issues considered. As the federal Race to the Top grant...

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Governor Markell Signs Charter School Bill

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June 26th, 2013

Earlier this month, we blogged about a bill relating to charter schools, HB 165, introduced in the Delaware House Education Committee. The bill was subsequently passed by both chambers, and today the bill was into law by Governor Jack Markell. In a statement from the Governor's Office: Governor Markell was quoted, "Changing the status quo is...

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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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June 4, 2013

Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning

June 4th, 2013

Local News The News Journal School district paraprofessionals fight for their jobs Paraprofessionals in the Brandywine School District facing layoffs at the end of the year pleaded for their jobs during a school board meeting Monday night in another chapter of the statewide drama over education budget cuts. “These positions are very important to...

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