What’s New?

  • Practice Brief: Promoting Culturally Competent Teaching
    Promoting Culturally Competent Teaching This policy brief discusses the benefits of cultural competence and examples of implementation. The analysis concludes with recommendations for promoting culturally competent schools in Delaware.
  • Policy Brief: The Future of Delaware School Libraries
    A Summary of the School Libraries Master Plan This policy brief The Future of Delaware School Libraries by the Institute for Public Administration was prepared for the Partnership for Public Education and summarizes the key findings and recommendations of the Delaware School Libraries Master Plan. The Master Plan examines years of scholarly research that cites…
  • PPE's First Annual Report
    Check out what we were up to during our first year! Read our Annual Report to learn more about engaged partnerships, leading efforts, and the education work going on throughout the University of Delaware.
  • Policy and Practice Institute
    UD's PPE and CRUE joined together to facilitate a productive break-out session entitled Identifying Evidence-based Interventions for School Improvement Planning Under ESSA  at the 15th Annual Policy and Practice Institute. The session began with a review of ESSA requirements for school improvement planning and will continued with small group content-focused discussions facilitated by UD researchers and professional…
  • First Annual Education Partnership Academy
    PPE is hosting it's first annual Education Partnership Academy for all UD faculty and staff interested in strengthening and creating partnerships with Delaware public schools. Register here. Who: All UD folks working in education partnerships or interested in education partnerships What: Listen to current partnership stakeholders and learn from one another Where: Trabant Multipurpose Rooms…
  • DACTE Conference 2017
    Growing, Diversifying, and Preparing the Teacher Workforce: Meeting the Needs of Delaware Schools   PPE Director Liz Farley-Ripple shares keynote address about Delaware teacher preparation and the new TeachDE initiative. A breakout session discusses the challenges of recruiting Delaware students into teacher preparation programs in the state. A small group brainstorms the qualities of a…
  • Computer Science Education Summit
    UD's Partner4CS joins with Delaware Department of Education to host Computer Science Education Summit This summit was attended by over 50 Delaware teachers! Check out the keynote here!    
  • Delaware Department of Educations Newsletter
    ESSA Final Draft Will Be Released February 28th
    According to the Delaware Department of Education's February 22 newsletter, “The final draft of Delaware's Every Student Succeeds Act plan will be released Feb. 28.”
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    Recommendations on Delaware ESSA
    PPE gathered feedback from a range of contributors across multiple colleges, departments, and centers to engage in the development of the Delaware ESSA plan. This Policy Memo: Response to Delaware ESSA was submitted to the Delaware Department of Education.
  • William Penn High School social studies teacher Adrienne Deakins at a UD workshop designed to help educators teach Delaware's high school financial literacy standards.
    Mandating Financial Literacy
    A recent task force recommended that the Delaware State Board of Education mandate its first-ever K-12 financial literacy standards. Read the UDaily article by Sunny Rosen and Sarah Gibson.
  • President Assanis Highlights Partnership for Public Education
    Newly inaugurated University of Delaware President Assanis addresses the Board of Trustees and notes PPE's role in strengthening college readiness. Read the UDaily article by Jerry Rhodes.
  • New University-School Partnership
    The University of Delaware is partnering with Christina School District to improve literacy and behavior at Stubbs Elementary. Read the WDDE article by Katie Peikes.
  • The Future of Delaware’s Teacher Workforce: A Focus on Teacher-Preparation Programs
    Policy Brief: A Focus on Teacher-Preparation Programs
    A successful K–12 educational system requires a complementary system of teacher preparation that is aligned with the needs of the K–12 community and provides a high-quality, diverse teacher workforce in numbers matching the current and future demands of the K–12 educational system. This new policy brief, The Future of Delaware’s Teacher Workforce: A Focus on…
  • Liz Farley-Ripple
    Official Launch
    PPE launched with remarks from Director Dr. Liz Farley-Ripple at the Vision Coalition of Delaware 9th Annual Conference on Education: Moving the Vision Forward, on November 14, 2016. Visit the Vision Coalition of Delaware’s website.