New English Course Could Alleviate Remediation

Shyanne Miller

In 2017, Delaware’s Department of Education revealed that more than 40 percent of high schoolers weren’t graduating with the skills needed to do college-level coursework—including 24 percent who weren’t ready for college-level English.  The fallout? Thousands of students who wind up in remedial courses, which cost money and don’t usually provide credits toward college graduation. […]


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What We’re Reading: How a Broken Justice System Harms Children

Jeremy Hidalgo

  What I’m Reading: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson   While studying as an undergraduate, I interned with the Delaware Center of Justice and became interested in law and public policy. Most of the work focused on the criminal justice system and those most affected by incarceration—disproportionately, African Americans. I put together briefs that detailed […]


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Digging Deeper: The Dangers of Falling Behind Before Kindergarten

Shyanne Miller

  Another year, another urgent message to be found in state-level data about kindergarten readiness. This year marks the second annual release of the Delaware Early Learning Survey (DE-ELS), which measures how well prepared preschoolers are for kindergarten. Kindergarten teachers observe and record their students to determine what they know and can do in areas […]


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10 Education Stories to Watch in 2018

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

Every new year brings with it a sense of transition and opportunity—a chance for a fresh start or reinvention. Between midterm elections, nail-biting budget negotiations, and big issues unfolding in Wilmington and beyond—2018 could shake up the world of public education. The team at Rodel has examined the tea leaves and compiled its 10 Delaware […]


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10 Things We Heard from Gov. Carney’s State of the State Address

Matt Amis

  As Gov. John C. Carney delivered his (technically first-ever) State of the State address last week, the Rodel team listened intently for any mentions of public education.   Here’s what we heard:   Not surprisingly, Gov. Carney led off with the economy. He mentioned some positive steps in tackling the state’s mountainous budgetary issues, […]


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