Tag: School Boards

Settled By Two Votes: Delaware school board elections


March 5th, 2012

Almost a year ago, a school board race in Delaware’s Christina School District was settled by just two votes.  Had thousands of voters gone to the polls, a two-vote margin would have signaled a great race.  Rather, the vote was 326 to 324, just a paltry number of Christina’s eligible voters.  Does that mean that we don’t care about our...


Vision 2015 Annual Conference: It’s About the People, Not the Programs

News, Policy and Practice

October 21st, 2011

More than 300 educators, business leaders, parents, community leaders, and public officials met on Tuesday, October 18, at the annual Vision 2015 conference at the University of Delaware to take stock of Delaware's collective progress in creating world-class schools. There were clear successes to report—new standards, new assessments, and...


Partnership Zone Update

Early Childhood Education, News

October 7th, 2011

The Partnership Zone timeline is a tight one (the first submission deadline is Nov. 17), so by necessity a lot must happen each week. Here are the latest updates as of Oct. 7 (for previous updates and analysis/information on the PZ, click here). Capital’s school board has decided upon a “transformation” model for Dover HS and currently has...


Make Mine A Model School


September 13th, 2011

This guest blog post was written by Robin Doordan, a team member of Innovative Schools. Make Mine A Model School is a community-based campaign to mobilize Delaware educators, students, families, and citizens who want modern schools that inspire passionate teaching and learning. The campaign is supported by Innovative Schools, a local non-profit...