Delaware’s Progress on Improving Testing

Liz Hoyt

Recently, the Center for American Progress published a report called “ESEA Reauthorization: Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act Toward a Coherent, Aligned Assessment System.” The big idea: The report highlights how ESSA maintains basic testing requirements, but has created an opportunity for states to be flexible in developing stronger testing systems without the pressure of […]


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Make Time for the RTC Workshop

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

By Jennifer Hollstein, secondary English teacher and teacher evaluator, Charter School of Wilmington   Time. Ask any teacher what’s in short supply and that is most likely what you’ll hear. We’d love to meet, to collaborate, to learn something new, to reflect, and to capitalize on our own strengths, but finding the time to make […]


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February Teacher Newsletter

Liz Hoyt

National Fellowship Opportunity, and PD for Teachers by Teachers National Fellowship Opportunity America Achieves Fellowship – Apply or Nominate a Colleague (Due Feb. 28). “Elevate your voice. Inspire action. Influence change.” The America Achieves Fellowship for Teachers and Principals (AAFTP) offers excellent educators an opportunity to be agents of change.   Professional Development for Teachers […]


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Decoding Gov. Markell’s Final State of the State Address

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

In his final State of the State address (titled “Expecting More”) as leader of the First State, Governor Jack Markell devoted significant airtime to public education. Touching on everything from career training, to early learning, to teacher prep, Gov. Markell made it clear that the path to a better Delaware cuts directly through its classrooms. […]


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WikiHouse FirstState Builds Refugee Housing Relief

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

(Editor’s note: This article was submitted by five members of the WikiHouse FirstState Team at Mount Pleasant High School: Jeffrey Wilson, Zach Galbraith, Julian Kukulich, Nate Nickerson, and CJ Lyons. Check them out online at their website or on Twitter, and consider donating to their cause at GoFundMe.) WikiHouse FirstState is the world’s first student-led […]


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