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Delaware Governor: Jack Markell


            

The Real Story About Common Core

Written on: February 17th, 2014 in Education

This is a pivotal moment for the Common Core State Standards. Although 45 states quickly adopted the higher standards created by governors and state education officials, the effort has begun to lose momentum. Some are now wavering in the face of misinformation campaigns from people who misrepresent the initiative as a federal program and from […]


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Getting to Zero

Written on: January 17th, 2014 in Education

Too few college-ready low-income students attend and graduate from college, which limits their economic mobility for the rest of their lives. More than sixty percent of jobs will require education beyond high school by the end of the decade, but research shows that many low-income students who have demonstrated college readiness don’t even apply. The […]


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How to Give Low-income Students the Chance They Deserve

Written on: October 11th, 2013 in Education

While Washington policy makers continue to spend most of their time consumed by manufactured budget crises, serious threats to our nation’s future competitiveness go unaddressed. One challenge that demands immediate attention is the gap in education quality based on a family’s wealth—a factor in the nation’s rising income inequality. While this issue requires a long-term […]


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What It Takes: Well-trained Teachers

Written on: October 7th, 2013 in Education

The success of our education system depends more than anything else on great teachers. They are the ones dedicated to understanding each student’s individual needs, who know that one is a visual learner and another learns better in group settings. They take time after the school day ends to provide extra support and before the […]


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A Healthy Dose of Education

Written on: September 27th, 2013 in Education

In working to improve educational opportunities for our young people, we must recognize that different students learn best in different ways. Teachers need flexibility in their classrooms to find the best ways to reach individual students. However, some universal truths should be at the core of our efforts to prepare the next generation for future […]


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