Another One Bites The Dust in DE Charterleaderville

While I can’t name who or what school yet, one of my very rock solid sources has informed me yet another charter leader is set for the chopping block.  Apparently the axe has been rather upset due to all the changes in the Delaware charter world as of late, and wants to take a preemptive swing.  We must always blame leaders, especially when the enrollment is down for the count!  Where will all these poor leaders go?  And who will replace them?  Can’t answer those yet, but apparently the staff won’t be disappointed!  Has any charter in Delaware been untouched this year by scandal or corruption or the DOE microscope?  We still have five months left in this fiscal year, so give it time…

Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer, Starts 4/12/15

Save The Date! Mark Murphy is Coming to Legislative Hall on February 18th at 3:30pm!

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Committee Meeting Notice

Chamber: House
Committee: Education
Chairman: Jaques
Room: House Majority Hearing Room
Date/Time: 02/18/2015 03:30:00 PM
Agenda

o Presentation from Secretary Murphy and the Delaware

Department of Education on the Race to the Top Initiative

Delaware Senate Bill 33 To Implement Findings of IEP Task Force

Senator Nicole Poore submitted legislation yesterday to turn the recommendations of the IEP Task Force into law.  House Bill 33 is now in the hands of the Senate Education Committee.  I think the most important change will be from paragraph 3131, section d.

148th General Assembly
Senate Bill # 33
Primary Sponsor: Poore Additional Sponsor(s):    & Sen. Lawson & Rep. Heffernan & Rep. Miro & Rep. Hudson
CoSponsors: Sens. Blevins, Hall-Long, Hocker, Lavelle, Sokola, Townsend; Reps. Baumbach, Bennett, Hensley, Jaques, Q. Johnson, Kenton, Mulrooney, Paradee, Ramone, M. Smith, Viola, K. Williams, Wilson
Introduced on : 01/29/2015
Long Title: AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EDUCATION AND THE INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM.
Synopsis of Orginal Bill:
(without Amendments)
 
Current Status: Senate Education Committee   On   01/29/2015
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact: Not Required

Actions History:

Jan 29, 2015 – Assigned to Education Committee in Senate

Shocking Response To Citizen’s Federal FOIA Request Concerning Priority Schools

A Delaware citizen forwarded me this information.  They wished to remain anonymous.  What they received from the US Department of Education was very perplexing.

If this is to be believed, there was no communication between the US Department of Education and DE Secretary of Education Mark Murphy or Governor Markell between January 1st, 2014 and December 23rd, 2014.  Not even one.  Hmmm…