Tag: State Board of Education

Delaware Welcomes Two New Charter Schools


May 17th, 2012

After a rather eventful year for charter schools, Delaware can look forward to welcoming two new additions in 2013. Last week, the state board of education approved two new charter school applications: Academia Antonia Alonso and Early College High School at Delaware State University. Another charter school, First State Montessori Academy, was...


Two Delaware Charter Schools Renewed…with Conditions


February 17th, 2012

On Thursday, the State Board of Education approved charter school renewals for the Academy of Dover and Prestige Academy with potentially strict, but, as yet, undefined conditions related to student performance and financial management. These conditions will be promulgated over the next month in new regulations that would supplement or replace an...


State Board of Education Meeting Summary

News, Policy and Practice

November 29th, 2011

This month, at the State Board of Education meeting, Delaware Department of Education officials provided updates and presentations on DCAS and the Partnership Zone, as well as a charter schools update; the board voted on the student growth measurement in DPAS II. Dr. Mike Stetter, Director of Accountability Resources, discussed the status of DCAS...


Teacher Preparation Expanding, Policies Improving

Policy and Practice

August 11th, 2011

Nearly one-third of new teacher hires throughout America (compared to 15% in Delaware) are trained by alternative certification programs, according to a recently released report by the National Center for Alternative Certification.  These programs, which bypass traditional higher education preparation routes, recruit and select talented...