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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Our Favorite Resources, Gadgets, and Gizmos from ISTE

Rachel Wiggans Chan

Three members of Rodel Teacher Council—Tim Brewer, Michele Johnson, and Michelle Wilson—attended this year’s ISTE* Conference & Expo, hosted earlier this summer in Philadelphia. The four-day conference, which attracted more than 15,000 attendees, centered on the idea of integrating technology in the classroom. We checked back with Tim, Michele, and Michelle to find out what […]


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Inspiration from Africa

Paul Herdman

Yesterday I got a chance to meet 25 amazing young community activists from Africa who are visiting the U.S. for six months through the Mandela Washington Fellowship. These young leaders are being hosted by our own University of Delaware and TeenSHARP, an organization aimed at developing student-leaders and improving college access. This group makes up […]


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Hats Off to Charter School Awardees

Rachel Wiggans Chan

Earlier this week, the Delaware Charter School Office released the results of the 2015-2016 Performance Fund grant competition. Congratulations to the following awardees! School Award Amount Project Las Americas ASPIRA Academy $250,000 Special Education Co-Teaching Inclusion Model Implementation Newark Charter School $250,000 Construction of a STEM Laboratory Suite The Delaware MET $175,000 School Start-up Costs […]


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Delaware’s General Assembly Concludes Challenging First Half

Melissa Hopkins

On June 30th, the Delaware Legislature concluded the first half of the 148th General Assembly. This year legislators were plagued by a challenging budget cycle with a projected revenue shortfall of $27 million for fiscal year 2016. In terms of education, there were a number of controversial issues considered. As the federal Race to the […]


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