Delaware has been approved by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to join the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). SARA, a nationwide initiative that makes regulating and participating in interstate distance education easier, also helps to ensure quality distance education courses are accessible to students across state lines.
The Delaware Department of Education invites members of the public to three input sessions, one in each county, to inform the state’s strategic plan for special education. Input will be recorded, reviewed, and used to inform the creation of the strategic plan.
The Delaware Department of Education will host four community conversations this month to collect public input that will inform the first draft of the state’s plan under the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A second round of conversations is planned for later in the fall to receive feedback on the draft plan.In addition to the larger community conversations, department leaders are continuing to collect input through a series of stakeholder consultation meetings. A Governor’s advisory committee and discussion groups on the major aspects of the plan also will be convened in the coming months. The first discussion group will focus discussions on technical topics related to measures of school success and reporting. The second group will focus discussions on provisions for student and school supports. The discussion groups will provide information to the advisory group. Nominate yourself or someone else to join the discussion groups here. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 9.
The Delaware Department of Education is seeking public comment to the proposed revisions and additions to the Performance Framework utilized to ensure that each and every Delaware charter school is serving students with a high-quality public education. The Performance Framework sets the academic, organizational and financial standards by which all Delaware public charter schools are evaluated. These frameworks are used to inform the community, the department, and school stakeholders about school performance and sustainability.
The Charter School Office is pleased to announce that the proposed revisions to the Performance Frameworks can be found at: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/2267. Public comment can be made by visiting the page, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or clicking on the link Take Survey.
DOE Regulation Review Public Hearings
In accordance with Title 29 of Delaware Code, §10407, the Department of Education seeks public input on its regulations which are four years or older to determine if they should be modified or eliminated. A list of regulations being reviewed is available here.
To submit public comment for any of the regulations being reviewed, please submit an Online Comment Submission Form by October 1, 2016 or attend one of the Department of Education’s public hearings where comments will be received:
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Department of Education
Townsend Building - Cabinet Room
401 Federal Street, 2nd Floor
Dover, DE 19901
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Delaware Department of Transportation
South District Office – Large Conference Room
23697 Dupont Boulevard
Georgetown, DE 19947
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
New Castle County Government Offices
James H. Gilliam Building – Gilliam Multipurpose Room
77 Read's Way
New Castle, DE 19720
Note: Copies of individual regulations will not be made available at public hearings. Public comments will be received and recorded. Paper copy comment forms will be available at the public hearings for those without computer access.
Statewide Review of Educational Opportunities final report
We are pleased to post the final report of the Statewide Review of Educational Opportunities. This project was a collaboration between the Department and State Board of Education. This final report was presented at the December 17th State Board of Education meeting. Check out the interactive map here.