Last month, I had the opportunity to attend a great meeting (the Governor's Every Student Succeeds Act Advisory Committee meeting) regarding how the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) should be implemented in Delaware! I absolutely loved the mix of stakeholders involved in the planning and conversation. However, there have been enough research and "needs assessments" … Continue reading Marsha Hinson on Why Delaware Kids Need Action
After four relatively flawless, under-the-radar years at the Delaware Department of Education, I made a "mistake": I invited parents to a public meeting. Education leaders were scheduled to hold a committee meeting to discuss the future of the state’s teacher evaluation system and I sent an email invitation to dozens of parents. These were a … Continue reading Do education leaders really want parent involvement?
Last Sunday, my wife and I had the opportunity to deliver a speech to 100+ university leaders at the Campus Compact Summit of Presidents and Chancellors at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston, MA. We were one of four guest speakers--Gen. (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal; Carrie Hessler-Radelet (Director, Peace Corps); and Alberto … Continue reading When Higher Education Fulfills its Public Purpose