DESCEEFA Is Meeting Today

I first heard of this group when I read the first draft of the Delaware Every Student Succeeds Act the other night.  There is just far too much going on in Delaware education right now to keep track of everything.  I have Pathways coming out of my ears, ESSA drafts out my nose, strategic plans for this and that coming out of my mouth.  What orifice is left?  But I digress.  I’m doing my best here…

Today, the Delaware Equity Steering Committee: Excellent Educators For All is meeting in Dover at 4:30pm. Judging by what the ESSA draft said, this is an attempt by the Delaware DOE to have more “equity” in high-needs schools. Less “novice” teachers and making sure more “experienced” teachers are working at these schools. Of course, this is all to help kids become more “proficient” on the Smarter Balanced Assessment so Delaware can get more bragging rights about how great we think we are. “Look, we went up 2% in Math this year,” while forgetting that going from 46 to 48% still pretty much sucks by any type of standard. Maybe this will work out, maybe it won’t. We all know how well the Delaware Talent Co-operative did!  Consider this yet another ESSA sub-group if you will.  If you get a chance and weren’t aware of this committee I can only DESCEEFA, take an afternoon ride up or down to Dover.  I might swing in if I can…


If you aren’t able to attend, you can read the minutes from their first meeting below:

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