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.
Governor Markell discusses the impact of climate change and steps that should be taken to mitigate the damage.
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.
While we must accept, and even expect, implementation hiccups, states can help educators adjust without compromising the purpose of Common Core.
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
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.
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.
Governor Markell details Delaware's "Getting to Zero" initiative, aimed at getting all college-ready, low-income students to apply for and attend college.
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.
Governor Markell highlights a new effort underway in Delaware to encourage and support high-achieving, low-income students apply to college.
Governor Markell explains the important role great teachers play in preparing our students for success.