December ten, 2014

Delaware Information

The Information Journal
Charter colleges are resegregating Delaware schools
An op-ed by Kathleen MacRae, Executive Director, ACLU of Delaware and Jea Street, New Castle County Council Member
The complaint also explained how the development of charter colleges has contributed to the resegregation of public schools in Delaware. But that is not the complete story. We are effectively conscious that magnet and vo-tech schools, the School Selection Act of 1996 and the Community Schools Act of 2000 have also contributed to resegregation.

WHYY NewsWorks
Threatened Delaware charter schools prep final plea
Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn, State Senator Bryan Townsend, State Representative Joseph Miro, and Senate Majority Leader Patricia Blevins all wrote letters asking the state to maintain Gateway open. Approximately 90 parents at this school of 208 students wrote letters explaining why Gateway must stay open regardless of a recommendation from Delaware’s Charter College Accountability Committee’s that the state revoke Gateway’s charter.

Delaware charter battle brings recollections of yet another training era
A commentary by John Watson, Journalist, WHYY NewsWorks
Every single ten many years, starting in 1964, we (members of the five states in the Brown vs Board situations) are invited to the White Home to talk about/don’t forget that historic journey. But now, it appears like we may well have to go to the battle area once more in Delaware. If you have go through the stories told by reporters at WHYY’s and the News Journal, our charter school program is accused of contributing to the re-segregation of our public colleges.

Push for submit-Labor Day college begin nonetheless faces obstacles
Gov. Jack Markell (D-Delaware) says he has considerations about postponing the start date for Delaware colleges past Labor Day. Seashore firms have been lobbying for the adjust to assist retain much of their entry-level workforce throughout one particular of the biggest tourist weekends of the yr.

Mentoring partnership

The University of Delaware’s Office of Admissions is partnering with the Boys and Ladies Clubs of Delaware in a plan made to guidebook large school juniors and seniors via the college admissions process. Jose Aviles, director of admissions, mentioned the partnership reflects UD’s mission as a land grant university and the state of Delaware’s flagship public university.

Nationwide News

Santa Fe New Mexican
State grants SFPS $ three.8M for instructor incentives
The New Mexico Public Education Department is providing Santa Fe Public Schools $ 3.eight million to increase teacher salaries as component of a spend-for-functionality pilot plan for the 2014-15 college 12 months.

Education Week
Ed. applications small aspect in newest federal spending budget dust-up
As the 113th, lame-duck Congress prepares to waddle off the stage, there’s 1 large loose finish it should tie up: a budget—or at least a stopgap paying bill—to preserve government agencies like the U.S. Department of Education running.

Millions of student records sold in bankruptcy situation
When the education technology firm ConnectEDU Inc. sought protection beneath Chapter 11 bankruptcy law earlier this yr, 20 million student data hung in the balance, raising numerous queries for educators and mothers and fathers alike.

Inside Increased Ed
Reaching the finish line
About 14 % of ninth-graders in Chicago Public Colleges will earn a four-yr school degree inside ten many years of beginning substantial college, in accordance to a report.

Idaho State Journal
Idaho officials see benefit in shorter school week
An Idaho college district switched to a Monday-through-Thursday routine to save cash following dealing with serious funding cuts. Twelve many years later on, teachers and families have located that getting Friday free of charge indicates much more time for lesson organizing and other duties.

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