Duncan’s Decision on NCLB is the Right Call
August 9th, 2011Secretary Duncan made the right call when he announced plans to override the centerpiece requirement of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) school accountability law that requires 100 percent proficiency in math and reading by 2014. I was working in the Washington D.C. area in 2002 when President Bush signed NCLB into law. I remember my colleagues...
Graduation Rate Inches Up in Delaware
June 9th, 2011Delaware’s graduation rate inched up to 67.6%* in 2008, up from 65.0% in 2007, according to Education Week’s recently released Diploma’s Count 2011 – behind the national average of 71.7%. Over the past ten years, Delaware has seen its graduation rate climb 8.8 percentage points, which is surpassed by only six states (Tennessee had the...