Tag: Teacher Compensation

Delaware Maintains C+ Average As a Few States Pass Us By

News, Policy and Practice

January 17th, 2012

Delaware maintained our C+ average while falling three places from last year to 25th among states according to Education Week’s recently released Quality Counts report, which measures states’ progress across six categories (chance for success, K-12 achievement, transitions and alignment, school finance analysis, the teaching profession, and...


Singapore: A North Star in the Great Teacher Debate

News, Policy and Practice

December 19th, 2011

As Delaware policymakers and teachers struggle with the complexities of introducing student growth measures into the state's revised teacher evaluation system, DPAS II, I hope we don't lose sight of the larger goal.  As a state, we are on a journey to create a great teaching profession so that every child in Delaware has an inspired teacher in...


Delaware Wins Early Learning Challenge Grant!

Early Childhood Education, News

December 16th, 2011

We are pleased to announce that Delaware was selected as a recipient of the federal Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge grant!  Delaware is one of nine states to be awarded a grant out of 37 total applicants.  The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) jointly announced the winning applications on...


Evaluations Aim to Build Great Teachers – and Delaware is a National Leader

Policy and Practice

November 1st, 2011

Throughout my first year of teaching, I can unequivocally state that I floundered more than I flourished.  However, with strong coaching and support, I was able to reflect on my classroom practice, identify areas of improvement, and, ultimately, improve my instruction for the benefit of my students.  This idea – that great teachers aren’t...