Let’s Not Just Refine, but Reimagine Accountability


December 21st, 2011

The Department of Education recently released the initial draft of our ESEA waiver application– demonstrating Delaware’s initial vision for next generation accountability while leaving room for input and improvement. Based upon Delaware’s initial draft, we are proposing to: Establish the goal of reducing achievement gaps, among all...


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...


Delaware Submits Ambitious Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Application

Early Childhood Education, News

October 31st, 2011

On October 19, 2011 Delaware submitted an ambitious application for a roughly $50 million share of the $500 million federal Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) competitive grant.  According to the U.S. Department of Education, Delaware was one of 35 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico to submit an application. Delaware’s plan...


The Devil’s in the Details Over Different Federal Education Policy Visions

News, Policy and Practice

October 19th, 2011

Today, the Senate HELP Committee debated and marked up Senator Harkin’s bipartisan legislation to overhaul No Child Left Behind – signifying a significant opportunity, and risk, as stakeholders come together to redefine the federal government’s role in education. After mark-up, the bill must still garner Senate support and then pass the...