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State to unveil new math program to combat low scores

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Delaware will announce a new statewide math plan in December to counter COVID learning loss and boost the state’s horrific test scores, which are among the worst in the nation. The state has been working on the plan since January but is not yet prepared to release details because the plan hasn’t been finalized. Underscoring the need for help, especially …

Science of Reading

Here’s how science of reading will look in classrooms

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Singing nursery rhymes, teaching letter sounds, and discussing what has been read are all ways you might see the science of reading incorporated into Delaware classrooms. Delaware’s 151st General Assembly raised awareness of using brain research to help students learn how to read when it passed a couple of bills that made using the science part of state law. Educators, …

Delaware schools to turn to science of reading to improve literacy rates

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

State education officials, legislators are moving to be sure the science of reading is used when teaching public students.   Delaware’s once highly ranked reading scores now are worse than those in Mississippi. Much worse.  In 2002 Delaware fourth graders outperformed Mississippi’s by 21 points on national scores, with the First State well above the national average. Today, after a …

Delaware teachers, others work to create Black History curriculum

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

When state schools start using a Black history curriculum in the 2022-23 academic year, it won’t entail having classes focus solely on that subject for a week or weeks-long series of classes. Instead, elements of Black history will be spread out through grades and course material. For example, two teachers told the Brandywine School District Monday night, kindergarten through third …