The Delaware Standards Based IEP, Revealed For All To See!

The Delaware DOE gave a presentation to the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) on standards-based IEPs in the beginning of this month at GACEC’s fall retreat. I am putting it here so everyone can see exactly what standards based IEPs are, and how they fit into an IEP. You can judge for yourself if they will help or hinder students with disabilities. Or you can comment. I’d like to see what people think!

As for how I feel about these new IEPs, I think anyone who has read any article on this blog would know what I think and why. It’s one thing to have state standards that I don’t agree with, but to push them into an Individualized Education Plan and use the word “Rigor” on the 2nd page is not going to impress me at all.

***Attention Special Education Advocates in Delaware*** @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @dwablog #netde #eduDE

This article is for all the special education advocates in Delaware! I know quite a few of you, but I want to put up a list of who you are on here as well as the best contact information you would like known publicly. Someone in the mental health field asked me for a list, so I thought this would be a good way to do this. I don’t want to give anyone contact information that I know on a personal basis. Please email me at or write a comment on here. Thanks everyone!

FOM Friday: ‘KnowledgeWorks’ or Knowledge Quirks?

Lots of interesting history in this article and understanding common core and how it came about and how governors and the feds are running everything when it comes to education. This is a MUST READ!!!!


It's Friday, you know what that means! Time to measure what's truth, what's fallacy/fib or what's in between. It’s Friday, you know what that means! Time to measure what’s truth, what’s fallacy/fib or what’s in between.

This past Tuesday, I wrote about the CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers) and their “lab states” for Common Core. Well, thanks to an avid Common Core Diva reader from AZ, I was pointed to even more that falls under the realm of the CCSSO.  So, let’s get the Meter ready…


This arm of the CCSSO has been around since 2005. It’s the educational vision caster for the Council. From what I read, it should qualify for science fiction, that is, if all of this  education reform were a joke.

KW, as I’ll refer to them from here on, uses the collective results of all the Innovation Lab Network research. From their 2013 report “Recombinant Education: Regenerating the Learning Ecosystem” here are their 5 goals for the future of education:

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OMG!! DSEA Queen comes out with needles in her Nerf Darts! OUCH !!!!!!!!!!

Kilroy hit all the right notes on this one. I love his article titles!