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Delaware Governor: Jack Markell


            

School Choice Works, Privatization Won’t

Written on: April 22nd, 2015 in Education

With the next presidential campaign getting under way, pundits have quickly focused more on the horse race than on where the candidates stand on important issues like improving public education. One area that deserves far more attention is the array of proposals to divert public spending on education into private school vouchers or “education savings […]


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Why Race to the Top Worked

Written on: April 14th, 2014 in Education

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. The results show that four years after the Obama administration rolled out its signature education […]


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Give Common Core Time to Work

Written on: March 3rd, 2014 in Education

Recent criticism of Common Core by teachers unions, long some of its biggest supporters, is understandable.  It has caused alarm in the media and in the education community. Great ideas – like higher standards for students – only stay great when they are implemented well and, in some cases, teachers believe they have not been. […]


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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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