Delaware Can Deliver on Early Learning

Early Childhood Education, Policy and Practice

April 4th, 2012

Although the proof will be in the results we deliver for our kids, praise for Delaware’s leadership in early learning and K-12 education reinforces we’re on the right path. And Sara Mead’s opinion in The News Journal on March 31 “Can Delaware deliver for its littlest learners?”, below, points to a number of strengths we can...


A Short-term Fix: Further Analysis of Delaware’s ESEA waiver


March 1st, 2012

Yesterday, Delaware (along with 25 other states and DC) submitted its application for a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB). We’ve covered the development of principle II (accountability) of our waiver application extensively. So now that the application has been formally submitted, let’s take a look at some of the more interesting nuances...


The R-E-S-P-E-C-T Project

News, Policy and Practice

February 16th, 2012

Tucked away in President Obama’s $3.8 trillion federal budget was a $5 billion competitive grant program aimed at elevating the teaching profession to its rightful status - which could have significant and long-lasting effects on teacher quality throughout the United States. The fund, called the RESPECT Project (Recognizing Educational Success...


Delaware Still Leads National Pack Despite Mid-Course Corrections

News, Policy and Practice

January 30th, 2012

Secretary Lowery recently announced changes to DPAS II for this year as well as highlighting that more changes are upcoming for the next school year – all of which will impact various decisions, including bonuses for “highly-effective” educators and tenure decisions. For this school year, all teachers will be evaluated based upon Components...