Tag: ESEA waiver

February 7, 2013

News, Policy and Practice

February 7th, 2013

Local News The News Journal Delaware must make real education reforms I appreciated Kendall Massett's recent article, 'Families, children benefit from school choice,' but I wish she had spent as much time talking about how broken this system is in practice as she did talking about its theoretical merits. National News Education Week School chiefs...


October 16, 2012

Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice

October 16th, 2012

Local News The News Journal Initiatives put state on right education track An op-ed by State Sen. Liane Sorenson and State Rep. Melanie George Smith Great outcomes start with a strong foundation in the form of robust early learning programs. With Election Day quickly approaching, we encourage voters to learn where candidates stand on the issues...


Charter Changes Proposed at State Board Meeting


June 22nd, 2012

At yesterday’s state board meeting, proposed regulation changes for charter school performance standards were discussed. The new regulations—which were developed by the State Board, Delaware Department of Education (DDOE), the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), and charter schools—will establish a leading edge...


Governor Recommends 5.6% Increase in State Education Budget

News, Policy and Practice

January 27th, 2012

On Thursday, Governor Markell unveiled his FY 2013 proposed budget, which recommends increasing the state’s investment in public education by roughly $63 million, or 5.7% over current year funding levels. In particular, the governor recommends appropriating: $27.4 million for an Educational Sustainment Fund, an unrestricted pot of money...