A School Board Member, A Superintendent, And The Public Integrity Commission

I have actually heard this rumor the past few months.  I haven’t written about it because I did not know if it was 100% true or not.  I had a feeling it was.  It turns out the Public Integrity Commission is very interested in this as well.  So much so that it is on their agenda for their meeting on Tuesday, April 19th.  Who is the board member and who is the Superintendent? Continue reading A School Board Member, A Superintendent, And The Public Integrity Commission

Assessment Inventory Minutes From February Show Clear Divide Between DOE & Everyone Else!

The Delaware Assessment Inventory Committee met in February, and the meeting was very controversial!  It is interesting how the Delaware Dept. of Education spun what happened in their meeting notes.  The minutes, written by Susan Haberstroh with the DOE, do show a lot of discussion around the Smarter Balanced Assessment and its effectiveness.  In the above link with my perception of the meeting, I have, verbatim, what I said in my public comment.  Never once was the word “weasel” used!

The next meeting of the Assessment Inventory Committee is on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar for May 2nd at 4:30pm at the Townsend Building in Dover.

Delaware’s Teacher Hiring Report: What Do Districts Look For?

On April 11th, Dr. Shana Ricketts from the Teacher/Leader Effectiveness Unit at the Delaware Dept. of Education presented a report on Delaware’s Talent Practices to the P-20 Council.  This report showcases what districts look for when hiring teachers in Delaware.  It is a very interesting look into the key hiring decisions for educators.