Breaking News: Only 50% of Teachers At Priority Schools Will Keep Their Jobs @delawareonline @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @dwablog @nannyfat @ecpaige #netde #eduDE

Delaware teachers at the priority schools may want to keep their resume updated, because only 50% of the teachers at the priority schools will keep their jobs. This is listed as required under the Turnaround Model.  I found this on the Delaware Department of Education website last night, hidden away in their alcove of endless reports.  There’s probably some more gold in there, but this was very interesting.

Here is a link to the report:

In a report called Elements of Transformation and Turnaround Models, the report gives a detailed synopsis of what happens with a turnaround school.  If you weren’t aware of this, I would ask Secretary of Education Mark Murphy why this wasn’t announced.  The report can be read here:

Replace the principal and grant the principal sufficient operational flexibility (incl. staffing, calendar/time, budgeting)
Use DPAS II or locally-adopted competencies to measure the effectiveness of staff who can work in a turnaround environment
Screen all teachers and rehire no more than 50%
Implement human capital strategies to recruit, develop, evaluate, and retain staff (incl. financial incentives, promotion/growth opportunities)