Introducing Mollie Berner: Communications Fellow


When asked to write a bit about yourself, it’s always an interesting prospect. If you were asked to describe yourself in a handful of words, what would they be? What should others know about you, anyway? What is your ‘mission statement’? When approached with this question, I answered with three words that describe me better […]

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Join the Conversation on Early Childhood Learning

Matt Amis

Few will argue that Delaware’s young children are the key to the state’s future prosperity. Today’s toddlers are tomorrow’s leaders, after all. That’s why it’s so important to provide each child with the best start possible. During the first five years of life, our brains develop at lightning speed. The mental architecture we build during […]

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Cool for Schoology: 8 Things to Know

Rachel Wiggans Chan

Earlier this week, the Delaware Department of Education announced a new contract with Schoology, a Learning Management System (LMS) that helps teachers personalize instruction and share lesson plans. Here are eight things you should know about Schoology as the LMS launches statewide. 1. Schoology is already in Delaware—and teachers love it! Six Delaware districts that […]

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What I Learned from Digital Learning Day

Matt Amis

Digital Learning Day is a national initiative—complete with its own dedicated hashtag, suggested activities, webinars, webcasts, and other activities for educators, school leaders, and the public. The idea: For one day, we showcase the innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes using digital tools. But technology for technology’s sake isn’t […]

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The Promise of Dream Accounts

Jenna Bucsak

In an increasingly global and competitive economy, it is essential that we inform all students about the many higher education opportunities available to them. The National Center for Education Statistics recently reported that in 2013, the immediate college enrollment rate for high school completers from high-income families (80 percent) was 31 percentage points higher than […]

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