Tag: high-need

October, 11, 2012

Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice

October 11th, 2012

Local News The News Journal State celebrates schools' strides The winners of a statewide award for boosting scores on academic achievement assessments were announced in three events held in each of the state’s counties. South Dover Elementary Principal Michelle Duke said that she was pleased that the school’s work in boosting scores of at-risk...


July 16, 2012

Early Childhood Education, News

July 16th, 2012

Local News Delaware State News Five downstate elementaries named Focus schools Schools across Delaware will receive extra support and/ or funding as part of the state’s new school classification system. Dr. Michael Thomas, Superintendent of Capital School District which has two Focus schools, says “We look forward to the opportunity to have...


July 10, 2012


July 10th, 2012

National News The New York Times The opportunity gap An op-ed by David Brooks Equal opportunity, once core to the nation’s identity, is now a tertiary concern. According to a study by Harvard’s Robert Putnam, a generation ago, working-class parents spent slightly more time with their kids than college-educated parents. Now college-educated...


Report Highlights Importance of Working Conditions

Policy and Practice

July 3rd, 2012

In order to better serve low-income students, not only identifying high-performers, but providing them with the necessary conditions for success is crucial according to the recently released Ed Trust report Building and Sustaining Talent: Creating Conditions in High-Poverty Schools That Support Effective Teaching and Learning. The report...