Quality Funds Awarded to Delaware for Infant and Toddler Care

Madeleine Bayard

Building on recent state efforts to strengthen early learning support, Delaware earned $5.5 million dollars last week from a federal Early Head Start grant opportunity to help support high quality, comprehensive services for infants and toddlers from low income families, over 5-years. This effort builds on recent investments in Delaware’s early learning system, including leveraging […]

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Search Is On For Dynamic New Cohort of Aspiring School Principals


This is a guest blog post written by Shefon Taylor, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Innovative Schools.  In its drive to close the achievement gap in public schools, the Delaware Leadership Project (DLP) is seeking applications from highly motivated educators who would like to be a part of the fifth cohort of the principal training […]

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What We’re Thankful For


One of the best parts of our work at the Rodel Foundation of Delaware is to support and celebrate the outstanding contributions to public education in our state by our neighbors. Everyday, teachers, community leaders, parents, school board members, school support staff, policymakers, students, administrators, and more make a big difference in the lives of Delaware […]

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20 Delaware Schools Celebrate Achievement and Progress

Liz Hoyt

Earlier this week, the Delaware Department of Education announced that 20 Delaware public schools were honored for achieving excellent test scores, demonstrating outstanding student growth or making major progress in closing the achievement gap for at-risk kids. These schools represent 9 districts and 3 public charter schools across the state, including elementary, middle, and high […]

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It is time to act for Wilmington’s schools

Paul Herdman

This was originally published in “The News Journal” as an op-ed. In the swirl of controversy over the state’s six priority schools, there’s a lot of discussion about why on most reasonable measures of performance less than half of the children in these schools are on track for a meaningful career after high school. Often […]

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