September 20, 2013
September 20th, 2013Local News The News Journal Markell riles Common Core doubters with talk of 'mythology' On a day Delaware committed further to the national education standards movement, Gov. Jack Markell dismissed critics of those policies in a national TV appearance. Chuck Todd, host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, asked Markell on Thursday morning if there was...
September 6, 2013
September 6th, 2013Local News Middletown Transcript State officials get a lesson in Common Core at Silver Lake Elementary School teacher Melissa Bowser did her best this week to present a typical third-grade English lesson to some very atypical students. “Like usual, I’m differentiating my instruction to make sure all my students get what they need,” she said...
August 21, 2013
News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success, Student-Centered Learning
August 21st, 2013Local News The News Journal State using $1.5 million in grants to seed school projects The state Department of Education is handing 14 grants worth almost $1.5 million to schools and districts in the first year of a competitive effort, officials announced Tuesday. The money will pay for programs ranging from interventions for struggling students...
August 20, 2013
Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice
August 20th, 2013Local News The Middletown Transcript Appo. hires new special ed. coordinator for elementary schools The Appoquinimink School District chose one of its own to fill an elementary school special education district coordinator position that’s been vacant since the spring. Tamara Grimes-Stewart, a 7-year employee with the district, was tapped Aug...