EdWatch: Celebrating the best ideas in Del. charter schools

By Amy Cherry 8:46am, June 25, 2014
Graphic courtesy of the Delaware Charter Schools Network.
The Delaware Charter Schools Network celebrates those who make a difference in charter schools.

WDEL's Amy Cherry tells us more about the IDEA Awards in this week's WDEL Delaware EducationWatch.

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"Great programs are out there."

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The Delaware Charter Schools Network (DCSN) is seeking to shine the spotlight on innovative programs for their annual IDEA awards.

"Bringing to light those programs so other teachers, other leaders can see them and go, 'Wait a minute! That would be great for my kids," said Kendall Massett, director of the DCN.

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But no one program should be duplicated, instead, it should be modeled.

"You have different kids, you have different people. It needs to be adapted to you community, to your kids, and to your ability to make those things happen," Massett said.

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Awards are given in various categories to school leaders, teachers, parents and students.

"There are so many people every day that are working to make a difference and sometimes they just don't realize that they are, and they need somebody to say, 'Keep doing what you're doing because you are changing lives,'" said Massett.

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You have until September 15, 2014 to apply or nominate someone you know who's making a difference. To apply, click here.

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