The Every Student Succeeds Act state planning is in full swing in Delaware. After having community conversations in each county, the Delaware Department of Education formed two discussion groups, one for Measures of School Success and Public Reporting and the other for Students and School Supports. The groups met together for the first time on October 5th in a joint meeting for introduction purposes. The first solo meetings for both groups was on October 10th. The next meeting will be tonight at the Collette Center in Dover, at 6pm.
Below are the minutes for each meeting. Full disclosure, I am on the Students and School Supports Discussion Group. The Governor’s ESSA Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday evening in the House Majority Hearing Room at Legislative Hall, from 6pm to 8pm.
This just in. The attendees at the annual Vision Coalition conference get eclairs. However, they have to pay an admittance fee to the shindig. I just got an email indicating the Vision Coalition will be holding public meetings in each county between November and January at the big libraries for each county. The kicker though is they are not offering the eclairs, just coffee. As Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks once said, that better be “a damn fine cup of coffee”. Speaking of Twin Peaks, if you go, you will see a lot of the same logic applied by Herdman and friends at these meetings. I would say I’m shocked they aren’t offering Kool-Aid, but they really are….