Discovering Passion Projects through Dual School: Interview with Stephanie Diggins

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

Dual School, a pilot initiative modeled after High Tech High in California, is becoming a phenomenon in Delaware. This innovative and empowering program exemplifies “learning by doing.” Instead of lectures and worksheets, students spend a semester digging in on a problem plaguing their community (or the world at large) from immigration to increasing financial literacy […]


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Digging Deeper: What’s the real value of work-based learning?

Shyanne Miller

Getting out of the classroom and onto a jobsite isn’t just a field trip. Studies show it can open college and career doors for students after high school, especially for low-income students. National research indicates that by 2020, around 65 percent of the family-sustaining jobs in Delaware will require at least some education beyond high […]


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A Big Step Forward for the Rodel Teacher Council

Kevin Lair and Lisa Mims

It was a banner year for the Rodel Teacher Council (RTC). In previous years, we conducted some pretty serious research on personalized learning, and then took our knowledge and turned it into informative briefs, reports, and even workshops for our fellow teachers. This year was different. We wanted to turn our expertise into action; good […]


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Meet Valentina Maza

Valentina Maza

Hola! My name is Valentina Maza. I am a native of Venezuela and currently a rising senior at William Penn High School.   Two years ago I moved to the United States by myself to pursue my dream of going to a top college in America. Soon after I arrived I realized that achieving my […]


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