Tag: Governor Markell
August 19, 2013
August 19th, 2013Local News The News Journal Celebrating innovation in Delaware schools The Rodel Foundation of Delaware announced 15 teachers, principals and other community leaders as finalists for this year’s iEducate Delaware initiative. The public is invited to vote for the person they think has made the biggest difference at ieducatedelaware.org. The site...
August 2, 2013
News, Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning
August 2nd, 2013Local News The News Journal Delaware teachers are fully supporting Common Core As students prepare to return to school later this month, teachers also are readying for the new academic year. And this year, they are entering their classrooms with an important tool: clearer, more rigorous and more focused standards for mathematics and English...
July 31, 2013
News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success
July 31st, 2013Local News The News Journal Conservative groups bemoan lack of local education oversight A growing national debate over the use of Common Core State Standards in schools was on display Tuesday night during a panel discussion by conservative activists who said the standards are taking decisions about education out of the hands of parents and local...
July 22, 2013
July 22nd, 2013Local News The News Journal Delaware right to study choices of students An editorial Here’s a statistic that no Delawarean should ignore if they care about the state’s work force - 37 percent of the state’s adults have no college degree. Yet by 2018, 59 percent of jobs will require college-level academic accreditation. It doesn’t help that...