Tag: Wilmington University

Staff Turnover Disappeared at New Castle Elementary. Their Secret? Teacher Residencies.

Educator Support and Development

December 16th, 2022

In her first year as principal of New Castle Elementary School, TeRay Ross wasn’t the only newcomer. In fact, on that first day in 2017, 12 of the 22 homeroom classes inside her cavernous school—a circa 1929 former high school nicknamed “the castle”—were helmed by teachers who were also new to the building. She later learned the...


A “Grow Your Own” Dream Job: Q&A with Teacher Melodie Miller

Educator Support and Development

November 14th, 2022

Philly native Melodie Miller knew since kindergarten that she wanted to be a teacher one day. “I had a phenomenal kindergarten teacher named Miss Ross,” she says. “She really inspired me because when I was in kindergarten I couldn't necessarily read yet, but she read ‘Chicka Chicka Boom Boom’ almost every day.”  Melodie...


August 23, 2013

News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success

August 23rd, 2013

Local News The News Journal Carney, school leaders meet in hopes of making college more affordable Leaders from all of Delaware’s colleges met this morning at Conrad School of Science near Newport to brainstorm ways to make higher education more affordable. The meeting was part of a series that U.S. Rep. John Carney is hosting to help gather...


June 19, 2013

Early Childhood Education, Policy and Practice

June 19th, 2013

Local News The News Journal New teachers not prepared, report says The National Council on Teacher Quality report released Tuesday described the nation’s teacher preparation system as “an industry of mediocrity” and called on policymakers to make changes in the higher education system. Nationally, very few programs rated highly on the...