Tag: Delaware

RTC’s Robyn Howton Named Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow

News, Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning

September 21st, 2015

“Brandywine School District is extremely diverse in socio-economic background, gender, ethnicity, and academic achievement,” according to Robyn Howton, an 11th grade English teacher at Mount Pleasant High School in Wilmington. “As the AVID coordinator in my building, I work with students who have historically been denied access to...


5 Data Takeaways from Smarter Balanced Test Scores

News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success

September 4th, 2015

Earlier this week, Delaware schools made headlines as the Delaware Department of Education released the long-anticipated results of the 2015 state assessment. Here are just a few of our important data takeaways from this year’s results: Scores dropped as Delaware set a new baseline for student proficiency. This year’s statewide assessment...


Wilmington Redistricting: A Lesson in Collaboration


August 5th, 2015

As The News Journal reported, Governor Jack Markell on Tuesday signed into law two pieces of legislation put forward by the Wilmington Education Advisory Committee (WEAC). The committee’s journey (which includes publishing the report “Strengthening Wilmington Education: An Action Agenda”) has been well documented. But there’s one story...


Delaware’s General Assembly Concludes Challenging First Half


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...