Daily Archives: October 12, 2015

Please join me on October 13th from 6 to 9 at BBC Tavern and Grill

Please join me on October 13th for Guest Bartender Fundraiser event, this is my second year. I am proud and excited to know that my team and I were able to raise the most money last year for this wonderful cause and hoping to do better this year. If you cannot attend, they are accepting donations, click here for more information.

Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education is throwing a GUEST BARTENDER Fundraiser TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at BBC Tavern and Grill in Greenville. 

All proceeds will benefit DIAE’s arts programming in Delaware K-12 schools and Head Start centers.

We are hoping to raise $5,000!  Please consider making a pre-event contribution below.

DIAE brings arts residencies— live performances and hands-on workshops — to students in K-12 public, private and charter schools throughout DE.

Our workshops are hands-on and experiential — not lecture — allowing students a deeper and more personal experience with the art form.  Each three-week residency culminates with a live performance that showcases high quality artists and performers from around the country.  Past performers include: Gayle Danley, International Slam Poet; Maori Dance Company from New Zealand; Chosen Dance, a Hip-Hop dance company; Rhythm Poets, a Brazilian percussion group; the Twin Poets; Charlotte Blake Alston, African-American storyteller; Tony Vacca, Jazz Balafonist and World Percussionist.

Since 1982, we have reached over 142,000 students.  In 2002, DIAE was awarded the Delaware State of the Arts Award.

Florida charter school had warning signs before teachers were fired, resigned

When charters open, we need to make sure we have the necessary oversight so these types of things do not happen. We need strong, qualified educational leaders in place before a school is approved. Again, the only ones who suffer when there is mismanagement, no oversight or qualified leaders are the students.

Broward County school board member Laurie Rich Levinson voiced frustration about the situation at the school, saying the board has received complaints and been to the school, which she said has had three principals already this year. But she said that because of a lack of regulation coming from Tallahassee, there is little the board can do about the problems. She said without a record of performance failures, which can take two years to establish, the school board’s hands are tied unless there is a health or safety risk.

“Everything is a free-for-all basically,” Levinson said. “And the sad part is we’re going to find this generation of kids, many of them, who are not educated properly in these schools.

To read the entire article, click here. 

Will the State Board of Education Place Delaware Met on Formal Review at the October 15th Board Meeting?

Right now, there is nothing on the agenda to indicate that Delaware Met will be put on formal review, I hope that something happens between now and Thursday.  To view the State Board of Education agenda for the October 15th meeting, click here.

On October 1st and October 9th, I sent emails to the Department of Education asking if DOE will recommend Delaware Met to be placed on formal review, I have not received a response as of today.