NPR on Social and Emotional Skills: Everybody Loves them, But We Still Can’t Define Them

Shyanne Miller

  The language around building non-cognitive, non-academic skills in students—what we at Rodel call social and emotional learning—continues to be under debate, according to NPR columnist Anya Kamenetz in her recent article,  “Social and Emotional Skills: Everybody Loves them, But Still Can’t Define Them.” Kamenetz lists almost 10 synonyms of social and emotional learning and […]


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Charlottesville: An Educational Equity Perspective

Paul Herdman and Shyanne Miller

The tragic clash of white supremacists and counter protestors on the grounds of the University of Virginia was another painful reminder of America’s ongoing struggle with race and racism.   Racism manifests in all sectors, from healthcare and housing to employment and education. Given our role as education advocates, we examine the events in Charlottesville […]


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Three Things To Know about Delaware State Tests

Jeremy Hidalgo and Shyanne Miller

It is that time of year again—the release of Smarter Assessment and SAT results. The Delaware Department of Education officially released data in late July. While reactions were mixed (see the official release from DDOE, as well as The News Journal’s reaction), we tried to look behind the numbers to shed a bit more light […]


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Resilience Film Screening: Recap

Neil Kirschling

Last week, about 100 people gathered in Theatre N for a screening of the film “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” and panel discussion among local experts. If you weren’t one of the lucky 100, here’s a summary of the event, themes from the conversation, and ways to get involved. Why […]


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Meet Jeremy Hidalgo

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

Hello! My name is Jeremy Hidalgo and I am excited to join the Rodel Foundation as a policy fellow. I am a Delaware native and recent graduate of the School of Public Policy & Administration at the University of Delaware (UD). At UD, I researched issues like prisoner reentry, healthcare, and reform; civil rights and […]


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