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Delaware Governor: Jack Markell


            

America Needs ALL of Us

Written on: October 27th, 2015 in Job Creation

October is the nation’s 70th National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a time for us to celebrate the immeasurable contributions of people with disabilities to our workforce – in technology firms, classrooms, restaurants and all kinds of workplaces. NDEAM was first launched in in the immediate aftermath of World War II (then it was called “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week”) as part of an effort to integrate returning soldiers into the economy. As a poster from the era put it, “America needs ALL of us.”


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A Week to Make Delaware a Better Place

Written on: April 10th, 2015 in Helping Our Neighbors

The late American author and poet Maya Angelou wrote that “when we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Every year, thousands of Delawareans put those words into action, affirming that ours is a state of neighbors. The Week of Service, which runs April 12-18, is an opportunity to highlight the contributions of our […]


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Obama has right plan for climate change

Written on: June 18th, 2014 in Effective & Efficient Government

Some of the highest ranking politicians in Washington have decided they can dismiss discussion about climate change by simply saying they are not scientists, but governors do not have the luxury of pretending climate change is not causing real damage. We are on the front lines of hurricanes, wildfires, droughts and other natural disasters. We […]


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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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