Tag: Education

Rodel Teacher Council Member Spotlight: Jermaine Williams

News, Student-Centered Learning

November 23rd, 2015

Two 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...

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The Latest on ESEA, In a Single Table

News

November 20th, 2015

From 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...

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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...

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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...

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