Introducing the Legislative Hall Pass: Crunching the Numbers on Delaware’s Education Budget
February 15th, 2017With elections far off in the rearview mirror, inaugurations wrapped, and cabinet members trickling their way into position, the real work is set to begin in earnest for elected officials, and especially the 149th Delaware General Assembly. Looming over the new session is yet another tough budgetary situation: Projections show that...
August 30, 2013
August 30th, 2013Local News The News Journal Charter task force leaders named State Rep. Kim Williams and State Sen. Nicole Poore will be chairwomen of a task force that will look at charter school enrollment preferences, Gov. Jack Markell’s office says. The task force was created by a new law passed in this spring’s legislative session to look at what...
August 14, 2013
News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success
August 14th, 2013Local News The News Journal Grade marks 'erosion' as teachers lose confidence in state evaluation process Growing numbers of Delaware teachers are dissatisfied with the state assessment used to judge their performance, results from a statewide survey show. “There is an erosion in the confidence teachers have,” said Delaware Education...
August 9, 2013
Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success
August 9th, 2013Local News WHYY Maybe the schools shouldn't open An opinion by Dave Davies It's gotten crazy. Year after year, the Philadelphia school system approaches the abyss and appeals to everyone for help. And city taxpayers, seeing no one else coming, step in to save the day. Year after year, the district loses students and revenue to charter schools...