Potential Priority School List Was Actually Potential DE Talent Cooperative Schools

A month and a half ago, I posted an email between employees of the Delaware DOE concerning a list of schools.  There was no reference to what this list was for, but it was somewhat suspicious given the priority schools fiasco in Red Clay and Christina.  Upon reviewing more from a huge FOIA drop, I have found another email concerning that list, and this does verify the list was for the Delaware Talent Cooperative.  Just thought I would get this out there in case anyone was concerned about this.  I have heard, however, there will be new “focus” schools named later this year….

School Eligibility

Eligible schools are schools that serve high populations of traditionally underserved students. Specifically, a school is eligible if it meets at least one of these four conditions:

  • It is a Partnership Zone school.
  • It participated in the state’s Talent Retention program in 2011–12.
  • It is one of the top 15 schools in at least two of these three statewide categories:
    • Highest percentage of non-white students,
    • Highest percentages of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals, and/or
    • Highest percentages of English language learners.
  • At least 75 percent of its students are non-white, eligible for free and reduced-price meals, or English language learners.Schools are not eligible if they:
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  • Do not participate in the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS).
  • Have fewer than 100 students.
  • Are special schools serving distinct populations (e.g., classified as Intensive Learning Centers).Note: School eligibility criteria may be adjusted as the initiative continues to evolve (i.e. school exit/enter) and the state policy landscape changes (i.e. definitions of “low-income”, etc.)Participating schools are expected to comply with all requirements of the Delaware Performance and Appraisal System (DPAS II) or another state-approved educator evaluation system inclusive of a student achievement component, required observations and the roster verification process.
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Ruth E. Adkins

Administrative Assistant

Delaware Department of Education

John Collette Education Resource Center

Teacher & Administrator Quality Development

35 Commerce Way, Suite 1

Dover, DE  19904

302-857-3388 (T)  302-739-1777 (F)

ruth.adkins@doe.k12.de.us

 

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From: Rivello Angeline Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 5:09 PM To: Adkins Ruth E. Cc: Pieshala Erin Subject: FW: Where do we get a list of “high needs” schools?

 

Can you send them our original 49 school list and the definition from the manual?

 

Angeline A. Willen Rivello

Director, Teacher & Administrator Quality 

Teacher & Leader Effectiveness Unit

Delaware Department of Education

Collette Education Resource Center

35 Commerce Way, Suite 1

Dover, DE 19904

302.857.3388 (T)  302.739.1777 (F)

angeline.rivello@doe.k12.de.us

 

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From: Pieshala Erin Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:45 PM To: Haberstroh Susan Keene; Rivello Angeline Cc: Wells Kim; Degnats Maria Subject: RE: Where do we get a list of “high needs” schools?

Angeline, do you use a list of “high needs” schools when working with the DE Talent Coop?

 

 

Erin Pieshala, Education Associate

Teacher and Administrator Quality Development

Delaware Department of Education

Collette Education Resource Center 35 Commerce Way, Suite 1 Dover, DE 19904

302.857.3388 (T)  302.739.1777 (F)

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From: Pieshala Erin Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:34 PM To: Haberstroh Susan Keene Cc: Wells Kim; Degnats Maria Subject: RE: Where do we get a list of “high needs” schools?

 

Hi, Susan. Where can we get a list of “high needs” schools in DE?  It’s my understanding that Title I schools and high needs schools are not exactly the same thing.

 

 

Erin Pieshala, Education Associate

Teacher and Administrator Quality Development

Delaware Department of Education

Collette Education Resource Center 35 Commerce Way, Suite 1 Dover, DE 19904

302.857.3388 (T)  302.739.1777 (F)

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From: Wells Kim Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:20 PM To: Pieshala Erin Subject: Re: Where do we get a list of “high needs” schools?

 

Do you mind sending this to Susan? I am not exactly sure either… Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 24, 2014, at 4:09 PM, “Pieshala Erin” <erin.pieshala@doe.k12.de.us> wrote:

Kim, where do we get a list of “high needs” schools in DE? It’s our understanding that Title I schools and high needs schools are not exactly the same.

 

 

Erin Pieshala, Education Associate

Teacher and Administrator Quality Development

Delaware Department of Education

Collette Education Resource Center 35 Commerce Way, Suite 1 Dover, DE 19904

302.857.3388 (T)  302.739.1777 (F)

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From: Rivello Angeline Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:37 PM To: Degnats Maria Cc: Pieshala Erin Subject: RE: Question on Needs Assessment

 

Thanks for letting me know.  And yes, their needs assessments should be scrutinized.  They should be providing details especially for their high needs schools.

 

Angeline A. Willen Rivello

Director, Teacher & Administrator Quality 

Teacher & Leader Effectiveness Unit

Delaware Department of Education

Collette Education Resource Center

35 Commerce Way, Suite 1

Dover, DE 19904

302.857.3388 (T)  302.739.1777 (F)

angeline.rivello@doe.k12.de.us

 

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From: Degnats Maria Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:13 PM To: Rivello Angeline Cc: Pieshala Erin Subject: Question on Needs Assessment

Angeline,

Are we to look closely at the Needs Assessments as we did last year? DMA has a very basic needs assessment and I am not sure what our focus on the grants are this year.  I am not sure if you want us to comment on the vagueness of their needs assessment.

 

FYI- Erin and I are working in one of the conference rooms today, tomorrow and Monday to work through all the grants.  We will have our cell phones with us if you need to get up with us.

 

 

 

Maria R. Degnats

Education Associate

Teacher and Administrator Quality Development

Delaware Department of Education

35 Commerce Way, Suite 1

Dover, DE 19904

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