Tag: Delaware

Smarter Balanced and College Readiness: What it All Means

News, Postsecondary Success

April 15th, 2015

  Yesterday, the state and several of our higher education institutions shared the news that 11th grade Smarter Balanced assessments are a good measure of college readiness and will be accepted in lieu of a separate placement test at local colleges and universities. From the release: "High school juniors started taking the Smarter English...


Delaware Lost a Great Man


April 6th, 2015

Delaware lost a great man on Saturday. Many fond words and remembrances will accompany the next few days. A prolific writer like John Taylor wouldn’t have it any other way. John was one of the first people I met when I moved back to Delaware 11 years ago to head up the Rodel Foundation. His bushy eyebrows and his raspy directness intimidated...


Schoology: A Teacher’s Perspective

Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning

April 6th, 2015

This blog post is a follow-up to our earlier post Cool for Schoology: Eight Things to Know. By Tim Brewer, science teacher, St. Georges High School I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the individuals involved with the Delaware Department of Education’s decision to make Schoology available throughout the state. Schoology is a...


Cool for Schoology: 8 Things to Know

News, Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning

March 25th, 2015

Earlier this week, the Delaware Department of Education announced a new contract with Schoology, a Learning Management System (LMS) that helps teachers personalize instruction and share lesson plans. Here are eight things you should know about Schoology as the LMS launches statewide. 1. Schoology is already in Delaware—and teachers love...