The Importance of Social-Emotional Learning

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

by Tricia Dallas When asked about the social-emotional curriculum in my preschool classroom, I am eager to share that my entire day is focused on the development of critical skills, which I consider the foundation for learning. What’s more, I recognize that each child in my room is in a different place in his or […]


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Meet the 2015-16 Rodel Teacher Council

Rachel Wiggans Chan

The Rodel Foundation of Delaware on Tuesday officially kicked off the 2015-16 class of the Rodel Teacher Council, and introduced the 19 exemplary teachers who will serve as its members. Eight teachers from the inaugural class will remain on the council and serve as mentors to the 11 new members. Like its first cadre, the […]


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Recapping the 2015 NNSTOY National Conference

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

Last month, two members of the Rodel Teacher Council, Melissa Tracy and Michele Johnson, presented the RTC’s Blueprint for Personalized Learning at the National Network of State Teachers of the Year National Conference (Transformers: Innovating Education) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read on for their reflections from the conference. The 2015 NNSTOY National Conference was […]


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Wilmington Redistricting: A Lesson in Collaboration

Neil Kirschling

As The News Journal reported, Governor Jack Markell on Tuesday signed into law two pieces of legislation put forward by the Wilmington Education Advisory Committee (WEAC). The committee’s journey (which includes publishing the report “Strengthening Wilmington Education: An Action Agenda”) has been well documented. But there’s one story about WEAC that has been underreported. I […]


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Delaware Cited Nationally for Early Learning Progress

Madeleine Bayard

Delaware has made great progress in the past several years in supporting the development of young children. In 2011, these efforts were catalyzed when Delaware was awarded nearly $50 million through the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge (ELC) to assure that more young children from low-income families have access to higher quality services. […]


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