Breaking News: School’s Out For Summer! And Spring Too! But There Is A Twist! And Other Tidbits!

My moles across the state are telling me about emails going out to teachers and staff that schools will be physically closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  This unprecedented and historic move is based on the remaining threat of Covid-19 in Delaware.  At a press briefing today Delaware Governor John Carney, when specifically asked, had not determined the fate of the school year.  But just as that was going on, an email was sent out to Red Clay Consolidated School District teachers and staff about the future: Continue reading

Exceptional Delaware Is Part Of A Haiku Learning Assignment Today! **UPDATED**

On WordPress blogs, you can see what other websites refer you to your own blog. For the past few days, I’ve seen a website called Haiku Learning refer quite a few folks to Exceptional Delaware. I decided tonight to see what the fuss was all about.  This is an online learning school.  The class that had the assignment was Social Action and Leadership.  This was today’s assignment:

Assignment for 9/18

For class on Friday, please read the article attached below.  After reading the article, skim these two sites.

Site 1: http://www.solutionsfordelawareschools.com/

Site 2: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/

Please answer these questions:

1. Summarize the Delaware Today article.

2. What was one thing in the Delaware Today article that surprised you?

3. What impression do you get from the two sites?  Do you believe they are for the same audience?  If you were a parent of a public school student, how would they help you?

Page_white_acrobat Fixing Wilmington’s Schools August 2015 Delaware Today.pdf

I guess you’ve hit the big leagues when your blog is part of a class assignment! I would love to see some of the actual completed assignments on this. Have I now corrupted the assignment by writing about it? Will Solutions For Wilmington Schools generate some out-of-state discussion concerning the Wilmington redistricting plan? I am fascinated by this! Especially the part about “If you were a parent of a public school student, how would they help you?”

You can follow the yellow brick road here.

Updated, 9/19/15, 10:15am: WEIC Co-Chair Tizzy Lockman told me Padua is an all girls Catholic school in Wilmington.  This is an assignment for that school.  Mystery solved.  This is what happens when a Dover guy doesn’t know all the schools up there!