In January, we heard from hundreds of Delawareans about how we can build on the great progress that has been made, continue to adapt to our ever-changing world, and pursue new, innovative ideas that will keep our state at the forefront of educational leadership and ensure that Delaware children have 21st century skills. For more information, click here.
Research shows that teacher quality is the biggest in-school factor in student achievement. In fact, the average student who has three teachers in the top 25th percentile for three consecutive school years will improve from the 50th to the 60th percentile.
“Children First,” New York City, 2007.