Digging Deeper: The Shocking pervasiveness of ACEs and Trauma among Delaware Students

Shyanne Miller

  Delaware kids are experiencing trauma at alarming rates. Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are alarmingly prevalent among Delaware’s children. One out of five kids in Delaware have experienced two or more ACEs. However, it’s not just low-income kids or kids of color that are afflicted. Trauma and ACEs impact all children, regardless of […]


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Meet Kristen English

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

My name is Kristen English and I am very excited to join the Rodel Foundation team as the operations manager. I earned my B.A. in Art History from the University of Delaware and a Masters in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. While studying library science, I became extremely interested in the impact a […]


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When Kids Fall Through the Cracks, it Costs Taxpayers Double

Shyanne Miller

With a budget deficit nearing half a billion dollars, Delaware needs to invest where it counts. The school-to-prison pipeline—which gets its name from the research-supported pattern that the more times a student faces in-school and out-of-school suspensions, the more likely they are to drop out of school and become incarcerated—is harmful for students and costly […]


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Tribute to a Global Teacher

Paul Herdman

Last Friday, a friend and colleague, Lee Sing Kong, passed away from an apparent heart attack at the age of 65. See a story about his passing here.   He was both a horticulturist and an educator. I knew him as the latter in his role as the director of the National Institute for Education […]


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Funding is Fundamental to Progress

Neil Kirschling

  With the state’s budget situation casting a cloud of uncertainty in education (and beyond), the time seems right to take a look at education funding through the lens of something that is more than certain—that student needs have changed drastically since our school funding formula was developed in the 1940s.   We often talk […]


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