Delaware Opening Doors to Innovative Talent Management Strategies

Policy and Practice

March 8th, 2012

The Delaware Department of Education is requesting proposals to develop and launch a statewide teacher recruitment and talent management portal – enabling districts and schools to have access to potential educator candidates at their fingertips. The portal is part of Delaware’s Race to the Top initiative, signed off by every district in its...


Tying Student Performance to Teacher Prep in Delaware

Policy and Practice

February 28th, 2012

As states continue to grapple with the question of whether—and how—to include student performance in teacher evaluations, some (including Delaware) are looking at other ways to use this information. One idea gaining traction is to use this information as a way of evaluating the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs. According to a...


Delaware RTTT Early Learning Challenge Out of the Starting Gates

Early Childhood Education, News

February 13th, 2012

The hard work has begun; after a short celebration for Delaware’s nearly $50M award for the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge, the Governor’s Office and Departments of Education, Health and Social Services, and Services for Children, Youth, and their Families are beginning to build capacity to implement all our commitments. Two...


No Longer a “D” for Delaware

Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice

February 2nd, 2012

It’s been a busy couple of years for education policymakers, especially when it comes to “teacher quality.” And with all the recent apprehension about teacher evaluation and DPAS II—and all the revisions that have occurred—it’s easy to forget about the progress we’ve made. But the fact of the matter is that we have made...