Delaware

In her forthcoming budget, Gov. Ruth Ann Minner will propose expanding her full-day-kindergarten initiative to 11 districts and nine charter schools.
January 23, 2008 – Education Week
In K-12 education, lawmakers allocated $1.9 million to fully finance all-day kindergarten in the 2008-09 school year and $2.7 million to place math specialists in middle schools.
July 18, 2007 – Education Week
Gov. Ruth Ann Miller said her budget proposal would fully finance full-day kindergarten for Delaware's regular public and charter schools.
January 24, 2007 – Education Week
Delaware lawmakers have capped several years of debate by passing a mandate that the state’s 15 school districts offer full-day kindergarten programs by the 2008-09 school year.
December 6, 2006 – Education Week
The Department of Education last week added three more states to a pilot program that evaluates schools under the federal No Child Left Behind Act based in part on the growth individual students make over time.
November 15, 2006 – Education Week
Prompted by concerns about international competitiveness, a coalition of business, foundation, and education groups in Delaware launched a campaign last week to promote a plan for transforming public education in the state.
October 25, 2006 – Education Week
A case study of Delaware’s largest school district suggests a link between its improvement efforts and increases in student performance.
August 30, 2006 – Education Week
In a push to provide more children with free tutoring under the No Child Left Behind Act, U.S. Department of Education officials have announced the expansion of two pilot programs that allow school districts to offer the extra assistance a year earlier than usual, and to serve as tutoring providers even if they themselves have been deemed poor performers.
July 27, 2006 – Education Week (Web)
Delaware lawmakers have approved a bailout, teachers have gotten pink slips, and turnaround consultants have been hired—all for a budget crisis that former leaders of the state’s largest school district say doesn’t exist.
May 24, 2006 – Education Week
The states that made the first cut to qualify for a new pilot program that would let them use so-called growth models to judge whether schools and districts meet their performance targets under the federal No Child Left Behind Act are using a variety of approaches to tackle the task.
April 12, 2006 – Education Week

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