Delaware Remains Among Lowest States Providing Pre-K for Four-Year-Olds

Madeleine Bayard

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) released its latest state rankings for pre-K enrollment, and, much like last year, Delaware landed toward the bottom at 36th in terms of providing access for four-year-olds. Less than 10 percent of Delaware four-year-olds are enrolled in state-sponsored pre-K.   Little has changed with Delaware’s NIEER standing […]


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Quick Reactions to Disappointing NAEP News

Paul Herdman

  The latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—known in our world colloquially as the “Nation’s Report Card”—were released this week. Across the nation, scores remain mostly flat. This is disappointing as we’ve now gone nearly a decade in this country without any strong growth in either reading or math, with the […]


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Making Sense of the Federal Education Budget

Shyanne Miller and Jenna Ahner

On March 23, Congress approved, and President Trump signed, a $1.3 trillion appropriations bill that will fund the federal government through September 30, 2018.   This funding bill wasn’t easy to come by—it took several short-term extensions to fund the government, as well as a two-year deal on the overall budget caps.   The Rodel […]


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Rodel’s Latest Data Guide and Our Priorities for the Year

Paul Herdman

Welcome to the 2018 edition of Delaware Public Education At A Glance, Rodel’s annual snapshot of data and trends from our public schools. In the spirit of unveiling, there’s no better time than now to share our priorities for the coming year—the areas where the Rodel team will spend our time and energy with our […]


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April 2018 Teacher Newsletter

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

April 2018 View this email in your browser TEDxWilmingtonED: Education Possible Event Recap   Finding ways to improve Delaware’s educational system and expanding opportunities for every child was the focus of a TEDx event in February. More than 300 teachers, school officials, and child advocates packed the glittering Gold Ballroom at the Hotel du Pont. […]


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