Tag: Delaware

Rodel Teacher Council Member Spotlight: Tim Brewer

News, Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning

October 14th, 2015

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a fly on the wall while a teacher explained the concept of “spaghettification” to a class full of teenagers, half of whom were listening raptly and the other half of whom were exploding with further questions? I got that chance a few weeks ago when I sat in on Rodel Teacher Council member Tim...


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...