Tag: private schools
September 25, 2013
September 25th, 2013Local News Delaware Department of Education Three Delaware schools receive national Blue Ribbon School recognition Three Delaware schools are among 286 schools nationwide that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized today as 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving...
September 4, 2013
Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning
September 4th, 2013Local News The News Journal Delaware officials promote, experience the real Common Core Some of Delaware’s most influential policymakers sat in small wooden chairs in Silver Lake Elementary School classrooms in Middletown on Tuesday evening doing multiplication problems and finding keywords and captions. Answering third- and fifth-grade reading...
July 31, 2013
News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success
July 31st, 2013Local 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 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...