6 Big Takeaways from Smarter Balanced Scores

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

by Liz Hoyt and Shyanne Miller   Last week, Delaware officially released preliminary statewide results for public school students on the Smarter Assessment and the SAT. We took a look at the data, and pulled out six big takeaways from this year’s results.   Delaware students made incremental gains in year two of the Smarter […]


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USA Fund Grant Could Ease Remediation Burden for Students

Jenna Bucsak

Every August, college freshmen arrive on campus feeling nervous about finding their way in a sea of strangers. Add on the stress of financing a degree, and the first semester of college is no walk in the park. Imagine being told amidst this transition, that you are required to take a remedial course. The course […]


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Tech Experts Join Forces at ISTE Conference

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

by Lisa Mims, fourth grade teacher, Pleasantville Elementary School; member of the Rodel Teacher Council     I boarded a plane to Denver, Colorado on June 25th to participate in the 2016 International Society of Technology and Education conference. I joined new teachers, veterans, instructional tech coaches, principals, superintendents, edu-preneurs, and everyone in-between in the […]


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Last Week through an Education Lens

Paul Herdman

At the start of a new week, I’m still reeling from the tragic deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, and Dallas police officers Lorne Ahrens, Michael Smith, Michael Krol, Patrick Zamarripa, and Brent Thompson. While the arguments over whose lives matter more may spin on social media, I see a need to acknowledge the […]


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A Changing Landscape Demands Legislative Action

Paul Herdman

Delaware is growing. Not in size, but in numbers. For our children to lead, or even keep pace, our state needs to confront some brutal facts. Our population continues to grow at a higher clip than our immediate neighbors. At the Rodel Foundation, we look especially at the growing rate of low-income families and children, […]


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