Decoding Gov. Markell’s Final State of the State Address
Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success
January 27th, 2016In his final State of the State address (titled “Expecting More”) as leader of the First State, Governor Jack Markell devoted significant airtime to public education. Touching on everything from career training, to early learning, to teacher prep, Gov. Markell made it clear that the path to a better Delaware cuts directly through its...
Rodel Teacher Council Member Spotlight: Jermaine Williams
News, Student-Centered Learning
November 23rd, 2015Two days before our visit to Jermaine Williams’ classroom, I received the following email: That’s right, Chef Williams was inviting me to join his class and truly experience what it’s like to be a culinary student at St. Georges Technical High School. There would even be a uniform! Obviously, I accepted the challenge. When we arrived at...
The Latest on ESEA, In a Single Table
November 20th, 2015From our friends at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute: A helpful, simple, summary table of where the House and Senate seem to be landing on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This was first authorized in 1965 and was most recently reauthorized in 2001 as No Child Left Behind. This bill is still a moving target...
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...