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@DEDeptofED Townsend building gets new signage per Delaware Title 29, FOIA laws.

h/t ecpaige

Alison May of @DEDeptofED provides quotes to WDEL. She’s a liar,mostly.

The story: http://www.wdel.com/story.php?id=65099

The quotes with my red pen:

DOE Spokesperson Alison May countered Resler’s comment to WDEL by stating the schools have funds at their disposal they’re simply not using: <—The Big LIE, and the media propagating it…hmmm…wonder if there is a cool email from Alison to WDEL? FOIA, anyone?

“The state is not allocating $200,000 per school, per year,” May said in an emailed response. “The state has set aside $6 million for the schools over a three-year period in state money to fund the plans–not necessarily divided evenly by school and year–as well as millions of additional SIG, Title I and other funding.” Ahhh, the “you are expected to apply for and get grants from federal buckets you will then deny to other needy students in our state to make a political point” lie. Classic DOE right there.

May said the state has made it clear to districts that they will be expected THERE IT IS! to apply for that, or any other, funding but the schools have, in the past, “left money on the table.” <–Unadulterated bullshit lie. The state has PULLED funds UNRELATED to items of dispute, specifically the REVOCATION of 2.4MM over our refusal to participate in the DOE sham “Talent” Cooperative that is failing and being panned by  the News Journal  even… She said, specifically, Christina has forfeited<<–Lie a total of $3,572,889 in Race to the Top (RTTT) funds, including $314,000 they never used but was provided by the state for Bancroft as part of its Partnership Zone plan and $3,056,499 that went unused from its portion of RTTT. <–Unused? Again, lie.

Directly addressing the salaries of principals, May said “asserting that $160,000 would come out of the Priority School funding for each principal is erroneous,” as schools have already received funds for those salaries.<– she’s mostly right (the difference would have to be subsidized only) about this and I have said so from the beginning.

The Delaware Battle For Public Education Is America’s War

Exceptional Delaware 2017

In the grand scheme of things, six schools in the 2nd smallest state in the country really doesn’t amount to anything.  But the six priority schools in Wilmington, Delaware could change the face of education.  It’s not about making the schools better for the students.  It’s about two forces colliding in a battle that’s been in the making for over a decade.

On one hand is Governor Markell and the Delaware Department of Education.  Their public claim is the students aren’t reading up to their grade level, their standardized test scores are atrocious, and the beefed up funding will bring the schools back up again.  On the other hand are the Christina and Red Clay Consolidated school districts.  While Red Clay has already signed their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and submitted it to the Delaware Department of Education, Christina is holding out and will vote on their draft MOU at their…

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Collusion and Coordination: @DEDeptofED is patently duplicitous on Priority Schools. JUST READ THIS!

BULLET POINT 3! OMG.

FOIA DDOE July 18 - Email about applicability to charter schools (partial)

Delaware FOIA shell shocker: DE State Board President sits on Board of Directors for the US Education Delivery Institute. Delaware sends over a quarter million dollars from RTTT there. What???

FOLLOW TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE ALL THE PIECES COME TOGETHER

ONLINE CHECKBOOK DETAIL TRANSACTIONS

Department: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION – Vendor: Us Education Delivery Inst

for

Period: FY 2014

No. of Payments:
Amount:
7 $196,552.00
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Division Category Date of Payment Amount Payment Reference
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 10/24/2013 $8,000.00 0000681929
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 5/9/2014 $47,490.00 0000783180
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 2/10/2014 $45,736.00 0000735218
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CONSULTANTS 8/29/2013 $11,700.00 0000650897
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 11/27/2013 $46,937.00 0000700328
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CONSULTANTS 8/29/2013 $20,664.00 0000650897
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CONSULTANTS 8/29/2013 $16,025.00 0000650897

ONLINE CHECKBOOK DETAIL TRANSACTIONS

Department: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION – Vendor: Us Education Delivery Inst

for

Period: FY 2013

No. of Payments: Amount:
2 $67,500.00
Back to Search
Division Category Date of Payment Amount Payment Reference
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 1/25/2013 $45,000.00 0000536166
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 7/13/2012 $22,500.00 0000424328

Teri Quinn Gray

  • Teri Quinn Gray Delaware STEMTeri is the New Product Commercialization Manager with DuPont Crop Protection.    She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Education Delivery Institute (EDI), on the Board of Trustees at University of Delaware, and on the Committee of Distinguished Advisors to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Maryland. Teri is chair of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Board and consultant with the ACS Women Chemists Committee. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Jackson State University; earned a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Maryland, and worked as National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards & Technology prior to joining DuPont in 1997. Dr. Gray is President of the Delaware State Board of Education, appointed by Governor Jack Markell in 2009, and co-chair of the Delaware STEM Council since September of 2012.“Delaware is poised to become a leader in STEM education and a hub of innovation for STEM-related businesses.  Our emphasis on STEM literacy and preparation, coupled with ongoing PK-12 reforms, is aimed at growing a highly capable workforce that attracts jobs to Delaware.  We embrace the charge to catalyze STEM partnerships among education, business and government sectors; to connect a broad and diverse cross section of our communities to STEM resources; and to communicate the plethora of STEM-related opportunities available to Delaware students.” 

Here’s her reformer friends on the BOD that hate teachers, believe in “deliverology” and have set upon destroying Delaware education. Lest you think I made that word up, check out this major search result full of reformy bullshit:

https://www.google.com/search?q=deliverology&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

and some links

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/jun/14/michael-barber-education-guru

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Michael_Barber

https://transparentchristina.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/why-the-mckinsey-reports-will-not-improve-school-systems-rttt-netde/

http://hepg.org/hel-home/issues/26_6/helarticle/delivering%E2%80%9D-school-reform_484#home

and then bringing home the Delaware angle:

https://transparentchristina.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/the-invisible-hand-of-ed-reform-in-de-sir-michael-barbers-rodelvision-2015-speech-posted-to-youtube-3-years-after-it-was-given/

It is insane we have such an inbred system of executive overreach from an unelected and unaccountable State Board rubber stamping the merit-less agenda of our egocentric Governor.

They want to insert this apparent cronyism into our “priority” schools?

Will anyone follow the money??

Governor Markell & Mark Murphy’s Boasting of Eastside Charter Scores Based On Bogus Claims! @TNJ_malbright

Exceptional Delaware 2017

As pointed out by a brilliant commenter on Kilroy’s Delaware, Eastside Charters huge “gains” aren’t as transparent as we originally thought.  This criteria was based on a 2010-2011 3rd grade class of 62 students compared to the same class which only had 29 students in the 2012-2013 year.  How in the hell can you compare the two?  You can’t.  How do we know some of the lower scoring DCAS students didn’t choice out or leave the school for some reason?  Someone has some explaining to do….

More bogus claims from the DOE and Markell to justify the priority schools.  And reported by Matthew Albright with the News Journal a few times, including a huge article today.  And the governor says comparing schools is making excuses…  Stop the madness Markell.  Your comments are being exposed for the fraud they are every single day!!!!!  People are going to start wondering why you…

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