11 Key Quotes from Education Funding Lawsuit Opinion

Neil Kirschling

Last week, Vice Chancellor Travis Laster rejected the state’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the state’s current school funding formula is unconstitutional. In addition to explaining why the court has legal authority to rule on the case under the Education Clause of the state constitution, Judge Laster also had lots to say about Delaware’s […]


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Why SEL is Here to Stay

Paul Herdman

Thanks to an increased focus on social and emotional learning, we’re witnessing an interesting convergence among education, business, scientific, and local communities.   In the education world, SEL is about preparing our young people to go out into the world as healthy, caring, community-minded adults. It’s about creating safe and creative environments in schools so […]


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Witnessing the 2018-19 Rodel Teacher Council in Action

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

Over the past two weeks, members of the Rodel team had the opportunity to visit some 2018-19 Rodel Teacher Council (RTC) members in their classrooms. When we interact with the RTC members it is usually after school hours and in a formal meeting environment. The opportunity to witness them in action, in their classroom and […]


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Leading the Way on SEL: A Q&A with Lisa Mims

Matt Amis

  Lisa Mims has been at the forefront of some of Delaware’s most dynamic efforts around social and emotional learning. A longtime Rodel Teacher Council member and prolific ed-tech blogger, Mims currently takes part in the Compassionate Schools “Test Lab,” a model that trains teachers to find positive steps to calm students’ brains, build connections, […]


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Civics 101: From SNL to DCF

Paul Herdman

  On the heels of the midterm elections, I was reminded of what divides us. In  the subsequent weeks, I was reminded of what brings us together.   While the election results painted a picture of a nation divided, we all breathed a healthy, collective sigh of relief knowing  the constant barrage of negative campaign […]


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