What We’re Thankful For

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One of the best parts of our work at the Rodel Foundation of Delaware is to support and celebrate the outstanding contributions to public education in our state by our neighbors. Everyday, teachers, community leaders, parents, school board members, school support staff, policymakers, students, administrators, and more make a big difference in the lives of Delaware […]


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20 Delaware Schools Celebrate Achievement and Progress

Liz Hoyt

Earlier this week, the Delaware Department of Education announced that 20 Delaware public schools were honored for achieving excellent test scores, demonstrating outstanding student growth or making major progress in closing the achievement gap for at-risk kids. These schools represent 9 districts and 3 public charter schools across the state, including elementary, middle, and high […]


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It is time to act for Wilmington’s schools

Paul Herdman

This was originally published in “The News Journal” as an op-ed. In the swirl of controversy over the state’s six priority schools, there’s a lot of discussion about why on most reasonable measures of performance less than half of the children in these schools are on track for a meaningful career after high school. Often […]


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New Opportunity for Student Career Exploration

Jenna Bucsak

SPARC (Success Plans and Roads to Careers) is a collaborative effort between the Delaware Department of Education, Delaware Business Roundtable Education Committee, and the United Way of Delaware which aims to enable connections between local employers and young people as they explore their career options in high school and beyond. I recently attended the SPARC […]


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State Seeks Public Input on Accountability System

Jenna Bucsak

Earlier this month, the Department of Education announced that they would be seeking input on the state’s new accountability system. Last week, I attended a town hall held by the Department to reach parents and community members to discuss potential measures to be included on accountability report cards, which are planned to launch in the […]


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