Daily Archives: June 16, 2014

H.B. #334 vote will be defining moment if Delaware public education

147th General Assembly
House Bill # 334

Primary Sponsor:

Scott

Additional Sponsor(s):    Sen. Sokola

CoSponsors:

Rep. Heffernan

Introduced on :

05/08/2014

Long Title:

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATED TO EDUCATION.

Synopsis of Orginal Bill:

(without Amendments)

This bill provides for the transition of the statewide student assessment system, the Delaware Comprehensive Student Assessment (DCAS), to the Smarter Balanced Assessment System (Smarter). Specifically, the bill removes references to multiple assessments.

Current Status:

Out of Committee   On   06/04/2014

Full text of Legislation: 

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Legis.html

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Full text of Legislation:

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Legis.Docx   (Microsoft Word is required to view this document.)

Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:

Not Required

Committee Reports:


House Committee Report 06/04/14 F=7 M=1 U=0—->Committee Report

Actions History:

Jun 04, 2014 – Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 7 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
May 08, 2014 – Introduced in House and assigned to Education Committee
May 08, 2014 – Assigned to Education Committee in House

Folks many of us are watching which legislators is voting in support of H.B.#334. A yes vote for this legislation will be a no vote at the polls come November 2014. Looks like Hudson and Longhurst will have company rocking on the front porch! 

Move backdoor funding for Delaware charter schools

147th General Assembly
House Bill # 375

Primary Sponsor:

M. Smith

Additional Sponsor(s):    Sen. McDowell Reps. Carson Kenton Miro Sens. Bushweller Cloutier Ennis Lawson Peterson

CoSponsors:

{ NONE…}

Introduced on :

05/29/2014

Long Title:

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Synopsis of Orginal Bill:

(without Amendments)

This bill places in the Delaware Code language that has been in the annual budget bill for the last 5 years. The bill allows a charter school to utilize for educational purposes any funds saved as a result of negotiating a school transportation contract below the maximum rate allocated for student transportation. The bill also recognizes that a charter school may negotiate a contract below the maximum rate without publicly bidding the transportation routes. Lastly, the bill provides that if a charter school has a fuel adjustment contract provision it shall be responsible for increased payments or may keep funds taken back from a contractor.

Current Status:

Out of Committee   On   06/04/2014

An who can tell me why traditional public schools must return unused transportation funding?

“Miro” ??? Not the no show Joe Miro! Damn Joe, you pretty much said FU to the ELL and Special Ed Red Clay students and parents by not engaging the inclusion “fights”. Now here you are sponsoring backdoor funding for charter schools. Do get me wrong, the incentive is good by why won’t it apply to traditional public schools?

Teachers And Parents! You Are Off! It’s Time Now To Call (Email)!

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Dear ____________________ ,

As someone very close to the education of children, I am calling (writing) you to beg that you vote NO on HB 334.   I am alarmed that you do not realize the damage this will do to Delaware’s children….

Under the DCAS system our children have made great gains.  Scores took a giant leap in 2012 over 2011… Then in 2013, scores rose even more except in all those courses teaching Common Core… Those all dropped, pulling down the overall total…..

We are rushing into using this Smarter Balanced Assessment based on hearsay and one-sided marketing… No one has asked the teachers who piloted the Smarter Balanced Assessments for results on how well those tests actually rated their children’ learning….

As a parent close to the pilot, I can tell you they do not rate what children learn!… Because the questions are so bizarre and…

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