The Rodel Teacher Council has released a series of education policy briefs and recommendations they hope will inform our state’s new and returning elected officials in 2017 and beyond.
The four policy briefs were researched and written by RTC members. They delve into a variety of topics relating to personalized learning—an approach that utilizes technology and other strategies to address students’ individual needs and maximize their strengths. The briefs identify current challenges and barriers in place, and offer recommendations to shift policies and scale personalized learning stateside.
- Student Centered Learning Structures
- Personalized Learning School Models and Educator Roles
- Standards and Assessments to Support Personalized Learning
- Personalized Professional Development
During the 2016-2017 term, the council will continue its work of scaling personalized learning statewide while removing barriers to personalized learning currently in place. As with previous years, council members will meet with and hear from key education leaders and policymakers, and in the winter, they will host a personalize learning workshop for fellow educators.
What is the Every Student Succeeds Act?
On Dec. 10, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. ESSA is the most recent version of the federal government’s biggest K-12 law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which came into effect in 1965. It governs around $25 billion in federal resources that are allocated to states, including approximately $58 million to Delaware in 2012-13.
ESSA contains a number of meaningful requirements that education leaders, parents, and community members should know about and discuss as the state develops its plan to implement the new law.
Check out our summary briefs via the links below and discover the info you need to know, and the questions you should be asking. To get involved in the Delaware Department of Education’s community engagement process, click here.
- The Every Student Succeeds Act: Background and Key Questions
- ESSA: Standards and Assessments
- ESSA: Accountability, Reporting, and School Improvement Systems
- ESSA: Funding
- ESSA: Teachers and Leaders
- Opportunities for Delaware under the Every Student Succeeds Act, a letter by the Delaware ESSA Coalition
Click on an icon below to access a selection of reports relevant to that subject. Each page contains reports and data collected by the Rodel Foundation, as well as other local and national resources that we frequently reference. Be sure to check the Rodel blog for more, as well as Rodel’s Public Education at a Glance.
Why we all benefit from a strong public school system: