Skyline Middle School
Date updated – Spring 2016
School Promotion by Grade
The way Skyline parents descends upon the school board with complaints of out of control student behavior to a point they are concerned about their children’s safety one would think a few of these thugs would have been held back!
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Orlando (July 6-8)
4040 Central Florida Parkway
So Red Clay taxpayers spring for airfare to Orlando Florida when it wasn’t necessary whereas they could of save taxpayers money by waiting to attend, Philadelphia (July 18-20)!
AVID is all about holding “students” to the highest standards whereas the adults couldn’t wait to go to Philadelphia where they could have carpool.
AVID may be a good program but come on! Why Orlando and not Philadelphia
The General Assembly’s Capital Improvement Committee passed a bill Thursday afternoon that would forbid municipalities’ red-light camera systems from ticketing drivers who roll through a red light to make a right-hand turn, unless cities can prove that the turns are dangerous. The legislation still must pass the full Legislature, which is in its final day of the regular session on Thursday.
Dopey-Ass state legislators! Red Lights mean complete stop!
Per State Law :
Operation and Equipment
CHAPTER 41. RULES OF THE ROAD
Subchapter II. Traffic Signs, Signals and Markings
§ 4108 Traffic-control signal legend.
(a) Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic-control signals exhibiting different colored lights, or colored lighted arrows, successively 1 at a time or in combination, only the colors green, red and yellow shall be used, except for special pedestrian signals carrying a word or symbol legend, and such lights shall indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles and pedestrians as follows
(3) Red indication:
c. When turns on red are permitted, the right to proceed to turn after stopping shall be subject to the rule applicable after making a stop as at a stop sign.
“after stopping” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“subject to the rule applicable after making a stop as at a stop sign.”
So the rule would apply to only municipalities ????? No change to state laws ????
RED MEANS STOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No question about it! Hillary Clinton’s eyes tell it all ! LIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have to admit, I was kind of bummed to hear this. Lord knows I have issues with charter schools, but I do recognize they are here. If you were going to have someone do the job, Jennifer Nagourney was the right choice to run the Charter School Office at the Delaware Department of Education. She inherited a huge mess and had to put out a lot of fires during her time. But she did it with grace and aplomb during a very troubling era of Delaware charter schools. I know I kept her busy, but the reality is it would have been a great deal worse had someone else been in the job. There were many things going on she had absolutely no control of. The actions of others in charters who were doing what they did long before her time.
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Normally I’ll bash some of the folks leaving the Delaware Department of Education but in Jenny’s case, I wish her the best of luck.
Jenny might be a little paranoid of some of us outspoken Delawareans but her limited engagement was appreciated. During her stay at DE DOE she did help raise the bar on charter school application and oversight. She replaced a DE DOE Rodel puppet who had no grit!
I can only imagine working for state with such micromanagement with strings going all the way back to the governor. Because of Jenny Delaware thinks a little bit hard before approving a new charter school application and doesn’t let the concern with negative backlash on the charter school movement get to them when closing an existing charter school. Believe it or not I support charter school but only question the skewed racist charter school admission protected by law. Publius and the other charter schools supporters that don’t give a rat’s ass about “fair and equitable” access to charter schools are heartless. In my opinion no public funding school should set entrance test that knowingly will exculde at-risk minorities. Also, a system of charters designed for achievers and underachievers is nothing more that segregation! Sure we can call it de facto segregation whereas poor parents made the choice to send their child to a charter school full of at-risk students. However, with Delaware law allowing racially seeded utterance test what choice do they have.
DE DOE Jenny does tip her hand and I know she cares about some of the rooted issues and does care about equal access. However, she quickly learned the Delaware way where Jack Markell owns all. I hope wherever DE DOE Jenny goes they “empower” her to do her job in away to be fair to all children and not be part of a political agenda!
DE DOE is a victim of a Delaware political agenda and should be held accountable. So Jenny good luck where ever you go !
Honestly at the end of the day we all lose with Clinton or Trump as president! Which is the worst of two evils?
As for the republicans, Donald Trump is a hybrid teabagger whereas, the Republican Party seeded the Tea Party. The Trump Party is a radical one man political party. No matter what win or lose Trump existence will be the turning point in reshaping the Republican Party and for-sure, we’ll see a shift back to right of center vs extreme right in the Delaware Republican Party.
Delaware teacher evaluations could see less focus on test scores Matthew Albright, The News Journal
Delaware would all but eliminate the role of test scores in teacher evaluations if a bill in the General Assembly passes. The practice has been part of an ongoing debate about measuring student achievement.
The state currently requires that annual appraisals of educators include how well student scores grew on the state standardized test if they teach a subject included on that exam. But Rep. Earl Jaques, D-Glasgow, chairman of the House Education Committee, said the system is too narrowly focused and doesn’t accurately reflect the abilities of the educator.
I am not a big fan of federally seeded local public school student assessment and certainly not a fan of holding teachers accountable on the skewed testing outcomes. However, what are the “transparent” means to hold teachers accountable?
Rep Jaques says, “the system is too narrowly focused”! Is he referring to the common core standards? And what about parents rights to opt their child out the skewed testing process?
Before our legislators throw in the towel on using the Smarter Balanced Testing results as “one” of the measurements in teacher evaluation perhaps he offer and an alternative plan!
“In the NFL, when a team goes to draft a player, they don’t look at one game and make a decision based on that,” he said. “They evaluate them over the course of a long time.”
Hello McFly Jaques ! Education our children is a sport and you analogy has no relevancy!
State Department of Education spokeswoman Alison May in statement said state officials “expressed some concerns to the sponsor” and is glad that the state is starting with a pilot.
“We agree the system should be improved, but have concerns that this bill will make the student achievement component, and the whole evaluation, less useful in identifying the most effective teaching practices as well as areas in which educators need more support,” May said.
May said the department was open to changes like excluding the test scores of students who miss more than 15 percent of class time.
I can’t believe I am say this! But for once I can side with DE DOE! And excluding student test scores of those students and their parents don’t give a rat’s ass is a step in the right direction.
Delaware’s largest teacher union supports the bill.
“This really focuses on the student as a whole, not just a test score,” said Jackie Kook, a Christina School District teacher and member of the Delaware State Education Association. “The test score is easy because it is uniform, but it doesn’t reflect all the many things we do.”
So true and the weight of poverty in a class room needs to be factored in! I think a good way to weed out those in the profession who are cutting it is ending the VT process for those teachers who receive and unsatisfactory school level evaluation. Why push under-performing teachers to other schools? Most of the VT’s end up in high-needs schools.
So before our state legislators support Rep Jaques, they need to demand an acceptable teacher accountability plan. Also, we might want to wait until Governor Carney takes the oath of office.