July 31, 2013

News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success

July 31st, 2013

Local News The News Journal Conservative groups bemoan lack of local education oversight A growing national debate over the use of Common Core State Standards in schools was on display Tuesday night during a panel discussion by conservative activists who said the standards are taking decisions about education out of the hands of parents and local...


June 26, 2013

Policy and Practice

June 26th, 2013

Local News The News Journal Charter school measure heads to governor’s desk A bill aimed at tightening safe¬guards on charter schools while also giving them more access to state money passed the Senate on Tuesday. Gov. Jack Markell is scheduled to sign the measure today. WDDE Mobile home rent control and charter school reform bill await...


Duncan’s Decision on NCLB is the Right Call


August 9th, 2011

Secretary 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...


State Test Scores Released Today


July 21st, 2011

The Delaware Department of Education just released the results of the new Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) for the 2010-11 school year.  Here’s what we can expect from the first-year results and how we can use and interpret them. In previous years, students took the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP), a paper-and-pencil test...