Leading Efforts

PPE’s capacity building has led to increased UD investments in partnerships that impact our highest-need schools and communities and the facilitation of a statewide, stakeholder-driven effort to strengthen Delaware’s teacher workforce—TeachDE. PPE has also used its broad network to gather expert recommendations for the state regarding the design and development of Delaware’s new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation plan.


PPE has initiated a partnership with Colonial School District and Shue Medill Middle School in the Christina School District to support and advance equity-oriented professional learning. PPE has convened UD faculty and staff engaged in equity work to partner with P-12 administrators to plan and implement equity-based work. Currently, UD faculty and staff and Colonial administrators participate in a joint book study that examines issues of equity.  Learn more about our efforts and check out equity resources here!


PPE facilitates TeachDE, a new statewide initiative charged with supporting the quantity and quality of Delaware’s teacher pipeline. TeachDE is made up of teachers, parents, school leaders, district leaders, as well as representation from the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Wesley College, Wilmington University, Delaware Technical Community College, Alternative Routes to Certification: ARTC, Teach for America, Relay Graduate School, and other critical stakeholders. Learn more about TeachDE.

ESSA Commentary

To engage in the development of Delaware’s new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan, PPE gathered feedback from a range of contributors across multiple colleges, departments, and centers and then submitted these recommendations to the state Department of Education. Read the recommendations.


Wilmington Education Improvement Commission

The Commission is a 23-person group, mandated by law, to propose recommendations for an improved education system in Delaware with a primary focus on Wilmington. PPE provides data and evaluation support to the Commission. Learn more.

Policy and Practice Briefs

PPE writes and circulates different types of briefs in order to bring awareness critical education issues and to educate the issue’s relationship to policy, practice, or research. Check out our briefs.