Since the snowmageddon is upon us, I thought this might be a good time to hold the very first Exceptional Winterfest Weekend. This event will be going on ALL weekend long during the Blizzard of 2016. Below are the links to discuss education issues. I want ALL sides of the issues to feel welcome and this will be no holds barred. I encourage everyone to log in as their real name. I would avoid personal attacks for all. I would comment on this thread now to avoid your account going into moderation. If my power goes out, I won’t be able to moderate comments and release them if you are a first-time user. I would ask that if you are an elected official to send comments through your state email address to avoid any potential impersonations of elected officials.
I would love to see Governor Markell, Paul Herdman, Earl Jaques, David Sokola, Kendall Massett, Donna Johnson, Dr. Teri Quinn Gray, Chris Ruszkwoski, and Dr. Steven Godowsky come on over and comment. If any of you have the means to contact them, please invite them to this one of a kind chance to really get to the heart of the issues.
My hope is that by the end of this weekend, if this experiment doesn’t fail miserably, that maybe we can reach consensus on some of these issues in Delaware education. We are not going to agree on everything, but maybe we can understand the different sides and have more respect for each other’s opinions when all is said and done. There is no better time than a blizzard to do this, as most of us will be in our homes with our loved ones.
These are the topics, all of which will be under the title of this blog:
Delaware DOE/State Board of Education
Early Childhood Education/Kindergarten
Legislation in Education/General Assembly
Smarter Balanced Assessment/Opt-Out
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