December 12, 2014

Delaware News

Coastal Point
Free of charge meals pantry fights hunger in IR College District
As Indian River School District Parent Center coordinator, Michele Murphy helps many families with anything at all from school planning to free clothing. Found within the G.W. Carver Educational Center in Frankford, men and women can choose 30 free pounds of food objects and 5 pounds of individual goods.

Federal grant aids enhance Delaware early childhood education
Governor Markell received a initial-hand search at federal grant funds at operate at the La Fiesta Little one Care Center in Wilmington Thursday. He invested portion of his morning studying to youngsters at at the childcare facility, which is component of the Latin American Community Center (LACC).

Christina referendum date set
On February 24, 2015 voters in the Christina school district will be asked to approve a school tax enhance. The amount to be levied is nonetheless beneath discussion, but district CFO Bob Silber stated the money will assist Christina preserve up with inflation and move forward with its strategic plan for the future.

Dover Post
Brown Elementary will get STEM assistance from $ 20,000 Verizon grant
W.R. Brown Elementary College college students are fulfilling even a lot more Science Engineering Engineering and Math (STEM) demands. With the support of a $ 20,000 Verizon Innovative Understanding Grant Brown grew to become a single of 80 colleges in the country to get the award.

Nationwide News

U.S. Information and World Report

FCC passes $ one.5 billion E-Fee funding enhance
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday authorized a $ 1.five billion funding enhance for its E-Price program, which assists disadvantaged colleges obtain accessibility to technologies and higher-velocity Web.

Training Week
Historic e-rate vote reaction: applause, relief, pleasure
Reaction from educator, technologies, and library groups—almost all of it positive—has been pouring in following Thursday’s huge, contentious, get together-line vote by the Federal Communications Commission to increase the general investing cap on the federal E-rate plan.

Connecticut moves to downplay tests in accountability
Remember when we reported to you not too long ago that California is functioning on a new accountability method that will downplay the use of achievement classes? Now Connecticut is hammering out a system that would judge schools by far far more than just their check scores.

New center aims to greater support states on particular education
For decades, states in search of assist on particular education issues—including management of federal money, methods to minimize the overidentification of minority college students with disabilities, and comprehending the most recent mandates from Washington—could depend on a single of six regional resource centers.

True Clear Education
Frequent Core politics and elections: Will the Standards survive by way of 2016?
Now empowered with a Republican-managed Congress in Washington and massive wins for the GOP across gubernatorial midterms, training analysts are speculating about how a lot chance Widespread Core faces more than the following couple of years. To gauge how the Typical Core is faring across the nation, RealClearEducation compiled a (unscientific) heat map that measures danger of repeal in each state

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