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State Education Trends Academic Performance and Spending over the Past 40 Years

*this article is a special from the March 18, 2014 Policy Analysis on Education by Andrew J. Coulson for the CATO Institute. The full study is in the "download document here" tab below. Click the link to view the full study. Pages 12-13 deal directly with Delaware, so make sure you read th...[read more]
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New Research Confirms Delaware's Poor Performance in Education

New research2  shows no correlation between spending and performance;    “. . . essentially no link between state education spending (which has exploded) and the performance of students at the end of high school (which has generally stagnated or declined).”   De...[read more]

Delaware Needs a New Direction in Early Education

Early education is again a hot topic. Will renewed interest, eloquent language, and touching photo ops lead to children better prepared for school? Or, should there be a new direction?   Advocates argue early education ensures a better quality education benefiting of none more than low-inco...[read more]
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Good Reporting Needed in our Education System

All the rhetoric that glitters is not gold. The condition of public education in Delaware is not golden. The lack of progress penalizes children yet the failure is now positioned as "unleashing potential" -- families and taxpayers continue to wait for fulfillment of promises made almost ...[read more]

SPECIAL RELEASE:Expanding Educational Opportunity in Delaware: A Primer on Scholarship Tax Credits

The Caesar Rodney Institute is announcing the publication of a new white paper by Jim Hosley, Director of the Center for Education Excellence at the Caesar Rodney Institute, and Jason Bedrick, Policy Analyst at the Center for Education Freedom at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC.   ...[read more]
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Education Highlights for Week of November 18

Low Family Incomes Prevent many Black and Hispanic students from Realizing Dr. King’s Dream   Low family incomes deprive many Black and Hispanic students of the ability to realize the dream because even after a half century since Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” sp...[read more]

Should Reach Academy Be Given Another Chance?

Reach Academy for Girls will close and that is sad.   Reach is the only all-girl charter school in the state. Delaware families reflecting a growing trend to select alternatives to traditional public schools and single-sex schools, 1 decided all-girl Reach Academy was best for the...[read more]

Education News Week of November 11

  Suburban Colorado school district reform challenges status quo   Conventional wisdom is that efforts to reform schools are in large urban areas with high levels of poverty, dismal academic achievement and reform debates that tend to result in the continuation of union influence and ...[read more]

Education News Highlights for week of November 4th

Ravitch: Warns of Pearson’s expanding role in education   Dr. Ravitch asks, “Are we prepared to hand over our children, our teachers, and our definition of knowledge to Pearson.”   A number of years ago she was told during in an interview about standardized testing,...[read more]

Education Highlights Week of Oct. 28

School districts considering ways of complying with requirements and administration of Affordable Care Act. Despite a one year delay districts that do not offer health insurance to support staff are increasingly concerned. “. . . some districts are reducing employees' hours below the law's t...[read more]

Education Highlights Week of Oct. 7

Two Delaware Public Elementary Schools and One Charter School recognized as 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools. Congratulations to Allen Frear Elementary School (Caesar Rodney District), The Charter School of Wilmington and Richard A. Shields Elementary School (Cape Henlopen District) for being recogni...[read more]

Introduction: A Case for Quality Education for All in Delaware

For some time, the effectiveness of k-12 education has been questioned. A federal program called Race to The Top (RTTT) and generally referred to as Common Core has taken the questioning to a new level and the discussion must include you.     It is the responsibility of all parents, ta...[read more]

New Series Discusses Delaware's Education System

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Dear CRI Supporter: You told us more in depth information and analysis of Delaware’s education system is needed. We listened. I’m pleas...[read more]

'A Vision For My Child?'

The couple waits at the back of the meeting room until the crowd thins out. The gentlemen steps forward, “Can I share a success story with you? Our son was not a great student but did okay. In high school he learned an electrical trade. One summer he worked for a company that had a lighting ...[read more]

Christina School District School Board Needs You!

Christina School District is accepting applications until August 20th to fill a vacancy on the Christina District School. The applicant must live in District F of the Christina District-Click ThiLPn9ZsVu16cCmw44LBrGWGEtd5v7v6nakHWx11EworQB1B5XubK8gkOFyuzXNQ=" style="color: blue; text-decoration...[read more]
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