Daily Archives: May 7, 2014

A Big Push for Baldrige in Education

A Big Push for Baldrige in Education.

Last month in Missouri, the Governor’s Conference on Baldrige in Education kicked off a large-scale improvement initiative that has the backing of key education groups in the state. With a mission to “facilitate school districts’ deployment of the leadership and management principles that have been developed by the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program,” the Missouri Network for Educational Improvement (MNEI) aims to support Missouri school districts’ use of the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence to improve student learning, educators’ satisfaction, and other important results

Did you know the Delaware House and Senate has live audio feeds of their meetings but don’t

Did you know the Delaware House and Senate has live audio feeds of their meetings but don’t offer recordings at a later date for those of us who can’t listen in! WHY?

Here is a link to a life feed of today’s Senate session! Once today’s session is oven you’ll hear nothing on this link and again can’t access a recording of today’s session.

Duncun’s Flip Makes Markell Into A Liar; Morphs John Young Into A Prophet


Those following the educational debate in Delaware by this point in the sentence, know exactly where this is going… But for the rest of you…

In Delaware there are two camps.  One led by Jack Markell, is for the implementation of Common Core.  The other which is people driven, has their most outspoken person in the form of Christina’s school board member John Young….. His blog is here.

Common Core is federally mandated; everyone knows it, everyone sees it, everyone understands it…. even those who are proposing it, who know very well they can not admit it because doing so would make their position untenable and possibly illegal. (By its own charter the Federal Department of Education is forbidden to interfere with local schools…)

So on one hand you have a carefully scripted talking point in the form of Jack Markell, saying Common Core is “state led”; and you have the other…

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More blunders by DE Sec of Ed Murphy @destateboarded @dedeptofed @ed_in_de #edude #netde

May 07, 2014

5:30 PM

Charter Schools

CSAC Modification Public Hearing



Host Agency

Charter Schools

Meeting Location

Carvel Building Auditorium

820 French Street
Second Floor 
Wilmington, DE, 19801
Kent County


Jennifer Nagourney

401 Federal Street 
Dover, DE 19901

The issue I have is not the content / agenda of this meeting but the timing and place of this meeting.

Wilmington is the last place you want to be during rush-hour! Then there is the inconvenience of parking with added cost of parking fees.

Something I think our state legislators are all strung-out on crack cooked by the Delaware Department of Education. 

There are “many” public schools in the area and most have auditoriums and ample free parking. 

DE Ed Sec Mark Murphy seems to be hiding under the rock with all these new sex scandals plaguing our schools. Hey coach perhaps we ought to remove all the frosted glass from the principal’s and AP’s office door windows. However, meantime back on the ranch, these charter school review meetings need to be thought-out a little better. Damn coach sometimes I think you’re the cat that swallowed the mouse. Having public meetings at a time when the time and location seems like roadblocks to participation seems planned and intended!