Daily Archives: September 9, 2015

Diane Ravitch thoughts about Relay, one has recently opened in Delaware

Diane Ravitch posted a story yesterday about Denver Public Schools who awarded a large contract to Relay. Delaware DOE recently awarded a $505,000 contract to Relay. Relay Delaware is located in the Community Service Building on W. 10th in Wilmington.

Relay offers a Master of Arts in Teaching in a variety of subjects including K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Eligible teachers may receive a Delaware Initial License through Relay’s Graduate Alternative Route Certification pathway upon completion of the first year of the M.A.T. program. Relay Delaware is eager to welcome the inaugural class of 2017. Visit the admissions page to learn more.

In June 1996, Senate Bill #427 enabled the creation of the Alternative Routes to Certification. Delaware currently has five alternative licensure and certification options. One of those options is an established Alternative Route Certification program at the University of Delaware which has been around for almost 20 years.

In 1994, a broad-based consortium of Delaware educators and legislators began to develop an alternative certification program for secondary teachers in Delaware. Its goals were to bring highly qualified individuals from other professions into teaching, to help Delaware schools address shortages in “critical needs” subject areas, and to increase the pool of minority teachers.

Wondering why Delaware would want to bring in a program that has only been around since 2011 and spend $500,000, when we have established programs that have been around four times as long?

History behind Relay

atTAcK Addiction Dinner and Fundraiser

Event Flyer R1

This is a grass roots organization founded by parents who have lost children to the disease of addiction. Please come out and support them and share the event information with your family and friends. We all know someone who has lost their life to this disease. Below is an email that I just received from Dave Humes.

On behalf of the entire board of atTAcK addiction, I have the pleasure of inviting you to our first of what we hope will be an annual event.  The purpose of the dinner is honor several individuals who have either partnered and supported us or made an impact and brought enlightenment to the disease of addiction.  It also will serve as a fundraiser so we can continue and expand our efforts.  We have an exciting announcement regarding an exciting long term project.  
As you know atTAcK addiction is a grass roots organization founded by parents who have lost children to the disease of addiction.  We are composed of parents and loved ones of people in recovery or still struggling with substance use disorder, those who are in recovery or anyone who has an interest in effective change in drug policy and expanded treatment for those with substance use disorder.
While we have only been in existence for a few short years, our accomplishments have been many.  We believe that we are making a positive impact on behalf of the citizens of Delaware.
And now the part that I like least, if you know of any institutions that provide donations or funding to worthy causes and institutions, atTAcK addiction meets that description.  We would be happy to pass along donor letters.
Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you feel might have interest.
We hope you will join us.

In Peace,

Dave Humes
atTAcK addiction, Board of Directors
“Action expresses priorities.”
“The first thing is to be honest with yourself.  You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself.”

Colonial School District – New Castle, De‎ William Penn High School’s Second Annual Night Game Versus St Georges Tech!


This Saturday night….WP’s 2nd Annual SATURDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!!! State Champions, WP vs. St. Georges Tech. This will be a great night of high school football! Come out and support the William Penn Colonials Football and William Penn HS Music.