Independent Party of Delaware Wilmington mayoral candidate, Steven Washington was a recent guest on From the Heart with Marva Richardson on CH 28, featuring a discussion of education with Linwood Jackson and Democratic mayoral primary candidate, Maria Cabrera.
You Tube video can be viewed here:
By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer
The Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, announced last Tuesday that the agency plans to build special nuclear science and technology training schools across Iran.
Speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony of the new Nuclear High School in Mashad, he said, “The country’s second nuclear energy school will be constructed in Mashhad and a memorandum of understanding has also been signed among the AEOI, Khorassan Governor General Razavi ‘s Office and the Khorassan Education Department in this regard.”
The AEOI also has plans to construct a hospital with advanced nuclear medicine diagnostic and treatment facilities in Tehran, according to Salehi.
All across the fruited plain, state governments are scrambling around trying to scrounge their portion of the $1.35 billion expansion of the “Race to the Top” (RTTT) program funds that the Obama administration has added in its FY 2011 budget. This is in addition to the $4.35 billion for RTTT included in last year’s stimulus bill. Under the Department of Education’s (DOE) guidelines for RTTT, states must meet certain requirements to be eligible for a share of these competitive grants. And here in Delaware, the clamor can be heard everywhere.
“Race to the Top” is based on the theory that incentives and guidelines provided by the Department of Education in Washington can spur effective education reforms by state governments and school districts. Unfortunately the pains of the last attempt to do just that are still fresh in the psyche of the administrators, teachers and parents Read more
Friend and commenter, Joanne Christian, dropped a comment on Delaware Liberal in reference to the shocking and seemingly ignorant passage of HB117 in the house yesterday. 17 wise and well-thought-out Representatives voted no on this bad piece of Longhurst legislation. My focus being on Appoquinimink, I'd like to thank Rep Dick Cathcart for his no vote, but give loud jeers to Rep Quinn Johnson, whose yes vote is no surprise with his Appo. history. Additionally, I'd like to thank Rep Kowalko for his no vote. He doesn't overlap into Appoquinimink area, but he took the time to come here and comment in reference to the bill, so I felt the need to give him proper praise. To the other 15 representatives who voted no, thank you.
Before we get to JC's comment, this bill now goes to the Senate. Senators Bruce Ennis and Bethany Hall-Long, big chunks of your district are Appoquinimink SD. As Read more
Joanne...need your input!
Rescued comment from David A:
Art brings up a point that is not lost on voters. Most of the decisions are already made at the Department of Education. Local control is a talking point not a reality. Most of the budget is mandated down to the line. For only the second time that I was in town, I didn’t vote in the school board race. Quite frankly, I didn’t feel like any of the candidates represented me or had any proposals. If they had them, they didn’t present them to the paper or campaign. It all seem like beauty pageant stuff (except for Ms. USA no offense to CP). I didn’t even get a feel that they understood the problems. Now I was away and did not make the forum so I figured maybe someone said something there.
They may have been wonderful people with answers, but they didn’t respect me enough to share them and I didn’t feel like I needed to Read more
I am a Charter School proponent. I am also accepting of Senator Blevins' SJR11, "Instituting a One-Year Moratorium for New Charter School Applications."
Two reasons that make me wince first, then two reasons I accept it afterward. In the name of front page space, take the jump to page two for the low down.
Reasons that don't excite me about this Joint Resolution...
Some of the names of sponsorship, namely one Senator DeLuca. He often has reared his head to complicate the path of charter schools. One specific example is the Delaware Military Academy and its pursuit of conduit funding. The prime incident being when they had CONDUIT funding lined up by the county only to have it yanked at the last minute at the behest of Senator DeLuca. Senator DeLuca and DMA...not Read more