Education

WilmU at the ‘Hill’

WilmU at the ‘Hill’

Dr. Olivia D. Roane, assistant chair of Graduate Teacher Preparation Programs for the College of Education-Graduate, got a lesson in advocacy and politics during “A Day on Capitol Hill.”

COE Receives National SEED Grant

COE Receives National SEED Grant

The College of Education is one of just four teacher-preparation institutions in the country to be awarded a competitive SEED grant. SEED stands for Supporting Effective Educator Development and is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education. The grant awards the COE up tp $500,000 to support teacher preparation in conjunction with the college’s innovative […]

A Leap of Faith

A Leap of Faith

Victoria Grable never guessed she’d attend a college that was 16 hours from home, but a chance encounter pushed her on a path to WilmU.

Top of the Class

Top of the Class

Alumna Wendy Turner joins a group of Wilmington University graduates who have won the prestigious title of Delaware Teacher of the Year. She is the eighth to win in the past 10 years.

General Assembly Passes Senate Bill 199

General Assembly Passes Senate Bill 199

Oh no, not another education-related legislative mandate!  Well, yes. It was passed by the General Assembly in the early morning hours on the last day of this year’s regular session and immediately signed by  Delaware Gov. Jack Markell. However, this one contains some good news. SB 199 changes the rules for licensing of educators in […]

Another WilmU Alumnus Lands a Superintendent Post

Another WilmU Alumnus Lands a Superintendent Post

In February, the Mount Laurel (N.J.) Board of Education appointed George Rafferty, educational leader-ship and innovation doctoral candidate, as its superintendent of schools. Rafferty previously served as superintendent of the Tabernacle School District in New Jersey. During his 26-year career, he has worked as a special education teacher, school counselor, school psychologist, supervisor of special […]

Adiós, NCLB!

Adiós, NCLB!

Goodbye to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and hello to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). NCLB, passed in 2001 and expanded in 2009, greatly increased the federal government’s role in public education. Now, 15 years and many hundreds of millions of dollars later, the U.S. Department of Education is relaxing its grip on public […]

Second Career Success: Sandra Hall

Second Career Success: Sandra Hall

This 2016 Delaware Teacher of the Year is passionate about education — and Wilmington University. In December, 2007, at the age of 44, Sandra Hall embarked on a second career. With her newly-minted master of education in elementary studies degree from Wilmington University firmly in hand, she began teaching third grade at North Smyrna (Del.) […]

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