Is Delaware Underserving High-Achieving Students?

Liz Hoyt

Last week, the Fordham Institute released a report examining the extent to which states’ current (or planned) accountability systems serve high-achieving students. Delaware earned a rating of 1 out of 4 stars, suggesting room for improvement. Here’s our take. What does this mean for Delaware? There *is* room for Delaware (and other states) to improve. […]


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What’s the Relationship Between School Quality and GDP?

Liz Hoyt

Over the summer, education research wonks Eric A. Hanushek, Jens Ruhose, and Ludger Woessman published findings on the long-term economic impact of school improvement. This study draws a direct connection between school quality and economic growth, adding to a body of evidence demonstrating the benefits of education for individuals and society. Here’s our CliffsNotes review […]


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Digging Deeper: Are Delaware 11th Graders Smarter than the SAT?

Liz Hoyt and Shyanne Miller

The 2015-16 school year marked the first year that the SAT replaced Smarter Balanced as the statewide assessment for 11th graders—it also marked the launch of a redesigned SAT. A re-boot of the SAT gave Delaware high schools a fresh start for assessing college and career readiness among 11th graders. As the SAT scores were […]


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Why Quality Public Schools Benefit Us All

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

It’s not just kids, parents, and teachers who feel the impact of our public schools. If you’re a citizen of Delaware, then you are—in one way or another—affected by our state’s education system. Scroll below for more on how supporting students today can lead to a brighter tomorrow for everyone.  


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How Teachers *Really* Spend Summer Break

Alyssa McGraw

It’s a common misconception that all teachers spend their summers sipping iced tea by the pool. In reality, many of your children’s educators are hard at work with students in summer programs or preparing for the new school year. We caught up with a few members of the Rodel Teacher Council to learn about their […]


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