Statement on violence in Middle East

July 22nd, 2014

Remembering my most recent visit to Israel last July to meet with thriving entrepreneurs and the leaders of the Middle East’s leading democracy, I think of the people in the region who want nothing more than to live in peace and pursue their dreams. I support Israel’s right to defend itself from a terrorist organization’s indiscriminate rocket fire – rocket fire that has continued even during cease fires. The international community must stand firm against Hamas and its lack of concern for how its actions endanger innocent Palestinians and Israelis alike.

Obama has right plan for climate change

June 18th, 2014
Governor Markell discusses the impact of climate change and steps that should be taken to mitigate the damage.

Why Race to the Top Worked

April 14th, 2014
In spring 2010, Delaware was one of two states to win the first of Race to the Top's four-year grants, making this month's anniversary an appropriate time to ask whether the multi-billion dollar project has been worth the taxpayers' money.

Give Common Core Time to Work

March 3rd, 2014
While we must accept, and even expect, implementation hiccups, states can help educators adjust without compromising the purpose of Common Core.

The Real Story About Common Core

February 17th, 2014
Co-Chairman of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, Governor Markell and former Governor Sonny Perdue (GA), share how now is a pivotal moment for the Common Core State Standards

Investing in Delaware’s Future

February 1st, 2014
Governor Markell discusses his FY15 budget proposal, which supports the message from his State of the State address: Every Delawarean has something to contribute if given the chance.

Unleashing the Potential of Delawareans

January 25th, 2014
We must commit to unleashing the potential of every Delawarean by ensuring equal opportunities to acquire good education and training, find good jobs, and live in safe and vibrant communities.

Getting to Zero

January 17th, 2014
Governor Markell details Delaware's "Getting to Zero" initiative, aimed at getting all college-ready, low-income students to apply for and attend college.

Let’s Create Jobs in Delaware, Not Send Them Away

November 6th, 2013
As governor, I spend significant time talking to employers about investing in Delaware because jobs continue to be my top priority. Without private investment and job creation, other things we care about – improving education, protecting our environment, enhancing public safety and delivering quality health care – are not possible.

How to Give Low-income Students the Chance They Deserve

October 11th, 2013
Governor Markell highlights a new effort underway in Delaware to encourage and support high-achieving, low-income students apply to college.

What It Takes: Well-trained Teachers

October 7th, 2013
Governor Markell explains the important role great teachers play in preparing our students for success.