RTC Advances Efforts to Upgrade Broadband Infrastructure in Delaware Schools

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

As Delaware educators, we fully understand the value of technology in education. Technology pervades our daily lives and routines—especially for young people—and tech skills are increasingly in-demand in the workplace.   In our classrooms, we utilize digital tools and platforms like Schoology and Kahoot to deliver lessons, pop quizzes, keep track of student progress, and […]


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Digging Deeper: Options Slim for Student Mental Health Supports

Rachel Wiggans Chan

  As young people in Delaware report more and more signs of mental health issues, their options for dedicated help and support remain slim.   Rodel and a team of researchers just conducted a statewide landscape analysis of social and emotional learning (SEL) in Delaware. The report highlights promising practices and areas for potential growth […]


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Why We Need to Dig Deep on Social-Emotional Learning Together

Paul Herdman

  Close your eyes for a moment and think about one of your favorite teachers from grade school. What do you remember? Chances are, you remember as much about how they taught as what they taught. You remember that classroom’s environment and how that teacher made you feel. Inspired. Energized. Safe. Creative.   As we’ve […]


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What We’re Reading: A Look at Trauma from an Inner-City Educator

Paul Herdman

    What I’m Reading Watching: “Roses in Concrete,” a TED Talk by Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade   Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade is an associate professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University and the founder of the Roses in Concrete Community School, “a community responsive lab school” in East Oakland. He’s been an […]


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Mastering the Art of Competency-Based Learning: Q&A with KnowledgeWorks

Matt Amis

  Virgel Hammonds and Abbie Forbus are two leaders behind KnowledgeWorks, a group that partners with national policymakers and local learning communities to redesign classrooms to become more learner-centered. The basic idea is progress and grading that’s based on proficiency or mastery, rather than seat time and averaged grades.   We spoke to Virgel and […]


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