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Delaware Governor: Jack Markell


            

We must invest in early education

Written on: September 10th, 2013 in Education

Delaware is one of many states investing in strengthening its education system by, among other things, implementing the Common Core standards. But the impact of all K-12 education policies will be limited unless students are prepared to learn on day one. Despite positive rhetoric from leaders across the political spectrum, we are still not investing […]


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Everyone Wins: A Strategic Plan for Investing in Early Childhood in Delaware

Written on: April 22nd, 2013 in Education

Guest post by Jennifer Ranji, Secretary for the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families The most important investments we make as a society are those that help our children get off to a strong start in life.  That’s why we’ve stepped up our focus in this area, leveraging state and federal investments […]


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A Time To Celebrate Responsibly

Written on: March 19th, 2013 in Education

After a short break, the Legislature is back in session, which means an opportunity to spend more time in Dover and Legislative Hall.  Most recently, I had an opportunity to meet with several groups of high school students (and their parents) – including the undefeated, Division II State Championship football team from Caravel Academy and […]


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Delaware Teachers Inspire Next Generation

Written on: October 26th, 2012 in Education

Guest Blog by Education Secretary Mark Murphy Great teaching is a key factor to great student learning. There’s a lot to debate in education today, but that’s a fact to which researchers, policymakers, educators, parents and students can agree. We have many amazing educators working in our public schools across the state. You probably know […]


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New School Year, New Programs, Same Focus on Moving Forward

Written on: September 7th, 2012 in Education

Pens, pencils, laptops, netbooks and notebooks – it’s back-to-school time for thousands of Delaware students and this will be an important year for them, their parents, our educators and our state. The summer provided many with a much-needed, well-deserved break, but as students and teachers head back into the classroom, there is plenty to do […]


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