July 17, 2013

News, Postsecondary Success

July 17th, 2013

Local News The News Journal Too few students going to college in Delaware, study finds Not enough of the state’s students are graduating from college and there are big differences in how well public high schools are preparing students, according to a new study released Tuesday. The state’s high schools are increasing the number of high...


May 21, 2013

Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice

May 21st, 2013

Local News Delaware Department of Education State launches Delaware Future Ed leaders summer program The Delaware Department of Education is accepting applications for a six-week summer program for promising future leaders who have a passion for education and want to gain hands-on exposure to policy work. The program has been developed...


Let’s Not Leave Teachers’ Effectiveness to Chance

Policy and Practice

April 30th, 2013

As a new teacher, we all understand – the first year inside a classroom is hard. Really hard. It’s a time when we go from imagining what our classroom might look like to the reality of getting it done day in and day out. However, when we look at our schools today, it’s clear that very few people, if any, give it the attention it deserves...


Teaching Like a Champion

Policy and Practice

August 7th, 2012

It is a recurring complaint that teacher-training programs – both traditional and alternative route alike – emphasize pedagogical understanding and content mastery but underprepare teacher candidates for the day-to-day task of leading a classroom of students.  In some ways, this is an unfair complaint – there is no classroom or clinical...