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.

A Healthy Dose of Education

September 27th, 2013
Governor Markell discusses the importance of physical education to the overall health and well-being of our youth.

America’s Latest Financial Crisis? It’s Incredibly Personal.

September 20th, 2013
Many of today's economic proposals from cities, states, and the White House focus on growing the middle class, and for good reason. But we are not paying enough attention to one of the major barriers to joining the middle class: personal finance know-how.

We must invest in early education

September 10th, 2013
Governor Markell makes the case for investing in early childhood education.