Tag: Jack Markell
June 28, 2013
Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice
June 28th, 2013Local News The News Journal Delaware's low-income private school students get chance at scholarships A former charter school leader is raising money for scholarships to pay private school tuition for low-income students. Should his plans take off, it would thrust Delaware into a growing national debate over whether such efforts are a smart way to...
June 5, 2013
Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success
June 5th, 2013Local News The News Journal Colonial sighs as school tax hike approved by a slim vote Colonial School District voters narrowly approved a second, smaller property tax referendum Tuesday, staving off large-scale layoffs and other cuts. The tax passed 3,005-2,938, a margin of 67 votes, according to unofficial results from the New Castle County...
Long Awaited Charter School Bill Introduced in the House
June 4th, 2013In the fall of last year, Governor Jack Markell and former Representative Terry Schooley created a Charter Work Group to review the current charter school law and recommend changes. Members included charter schools, the business community, DSEA, PTA, school districts and boards, legislators, Delaware Department of Education, and the State Board...
June 3, 2013
Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning
June 4th, 2013Local News The News Journal Bill would toughen charter schools’ oversight, allow access to state funding A bill that would toughen oversight of charter schools would also award more money to charters with proven track records and allow them to access capital funding from the state. Colonial School District has much riding on $9.6 million tax...