School reform to be more "thoughtful and collaborative"
| Jan 04, 2011
In the nine months since federal education officials named Delaware a winner of a $119 million Race to the Top grant, just under $2.5 million of the state's grant has been spent.
The state is on track to spend less than anticipated in the first year, because the speedy timeline in which schools were expected to create a four-year reform plan proved to be too quick a turnaround, state Department of Education officials said. A slower pace will help make the reforms more thoughtful and collaborative, officials said.
"Really, what we are doing, we are not trying to rush," said Superintendent Dorothy Linn of the Colonial School District. Read more about the pace of education reform in Delaware in The News Journal online.