- Reach Academy's ability to pay teachers is in question
Teachers at Reach Academy may not get summer pay they've earned because of charter's financial woes. Nichole Dobo paints detailed picture of school's problems and includes teacher, parent and state ed reaction -- delving >
May 17, 6:01 AM:
- Delaware schools: Goal of math meet goes beyond winning
Game show format aids DE students in preparing for state math tests. Inventive program, started by a group of charters, that makes learning accessible. Some figures on status of state and nation’s math deficiencies would >
May 9, 11:53 AM:
- Delaware schools: Black leaders upset with Christina board
Some parents upset over DE board’s decision to release 19 teachers. Thinly veiled accusations of racism. Narrative fails to expand on why these teachers were to be let go in the first place. Ambiguously references >
May 4, 2:07 PM:
- Federal support given for local community and education projects
Rural charter school wins fed grant to expand its facility to include library, multi-purpose room and more. Funds come from US Dept. of Agriculture's Rural Development Community Facilities Program. Background on these >
Apr 28, 2:49 PM:
- Delaware schools: Wilmington Mayor James M. Baker blasts Christina board
Officials fuming over DE board’s decision to retain teachers at low-performing schools. Members failed students, they say. Seems so. Race To The Top funds frozen. Students caught in middle. No info how teachers to be >
Apr 27, 5:53 AM:
- US education secretary weighs in on Christina
Duncan backs DE's decision to withhold Race To The Top funds from district deciding to "retain and retrain" 19 teachers. Coverage forgets to tell us what retraining entails. Scratches surface of union control over >
Apr 26, 7:07 AM:
- University of Delaware track attracts federal review
University of Delaware's men's varsity cross country, track and field teams to be club sports. Compliance with Title IX cited. Male members filed objections as similar women's teams retained.
Emphasis that Title >
Apr 25, 8:04 AM:
- State puts Pencader Charter on review
DE Board places business and finance charter on review, ironically becuase of "financial concerns." Process could lead to closure. No info here on problems, previous infractions, education quality or proposals for change >
Apr 25, 5:59 AM:
- Manual-Delaware schools: Christina School District reverses reform plan
Christina District may lose $11 million in fed Race to the Top dollars because it's backing out of decision to remove educators from low-performing schools. Depiction of state vs. local district fight gives ammunition to >
Apr 21, 12:24 PM:
- Manual-Delaware schools: Newark Charter won't take over Reach Academy
Newark Charter won't take over troubled Reach Academy because of pending legal matters and lack of support of Reach trustees. School's future now uncertain as is the fate of 200 students. Dispute rehashed here, but what >
Apr 20, 4:20 PM:
- Court asked to intervene in struggle at school
Troubles for one DE charter instigate intervention from state Dept. of Ed. Not all alternative schools triumph, but strong laws up charters' chances of success. First State's law isn't No. 1 -- nonexistent facilities >
Apr 12, 5:59 AM:
- Delaware schools: Board's dispute puts Reach Academy's future in limbo
Reach Academy for Girls faces threat of closure because of enrollment and leadership issues. What are those exactly?
Board members split into factions. Clear battle lines drawn and evident as is parent frustration. >
Apr 8, 4:44 PM:
- Delaware schools: State gets mixed grades early in 'Race to the Top'
DE issues a report on progress of Race to the Top goals after winning 1st round last year. As expected, not much progress in the more controversial areas of student funding and teacher evaluation reform. Why not?
Apr 1, 6:20 AM:
- Michelle Rhee's necessary toughness on education reform
Well written. Speaks to the fact Michelle Rhee's biggest "fault" was her refusal to accept mediocrity. Is mediocrity better than nothing? Is there time to find out?
Jan 28, 10:45 AM:
- Legislators weigh in on Sussex Tech concerns
Is this really a question of funding sources, admission procedures or vocational school capacity? Sussex Tech offers vocational training and also graduates students who go on to higher education--the best of both >
Jan 20, 10:49 AM:
- We told you so?
Some suggested that R2TT was more about smoke than substance. Turns out they may have been right.
Jan 4, 5:15 PM:
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