Fixing Our Funding: Q&A with Mike Griffith

Matt Amis

If anyone can navigate the complex and hazardous waters of education funding, it’s Mike Griffith. As the senior school finance analyst for Education Commission of the States, he’s worked in the field of school finance policy for more than 19 years, and has focused his research on the condition of state budgets, the adequacy and […]


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Dollars and Sense: Keeping Pace in a Changing World

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

  As members of the Rodel Teacher Council, we have spent the past year researching personalized learning. In a truly personalized setting, students are at the center of their learning: Their work is meaningful, tailored to their needs and interests, and accessible anytime and anywhere. Our research continued and we began to see how elements […]


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Celebrating Superstars

Matt Amis

Last week, The Partnership, Inc. (an affiliate of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce), celebrated another sterling entry in its long-running Superstars in Education awards program. Superstars is a statewide awards program that seeks to promote and share programs and best practices in education that show measurable results and raise student achievement. The awards typically […]


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No Fair Deal with Delaware’s Antique Funding System

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

In 1949 President Truman presented his famous “Fair Deal” speech, presenting the idea that that every American should get a “fair deal” from their government. Following that speech, Congress nearly doubled the national minimum wage and created 800,000 new houses for the poor. Also in 1949, the State of Delaware created its educational unit count […]


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May 2016 Teacher Newsletter: Take Action!

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

  The Rodel Teacher Newsletter is a resource for Delaware’s teachers to learn about teacher leadership opportunities across the state, nation, and world. TAKE ACTION! Join the Rodel Teacher Council: Learn, Build, Lead (Due May 27) Lend your voice and expertise to impact personalized learning in Delaware. This opportunity is open to any current Delaware […]


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