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Delaware Governor: Jack Markell


            

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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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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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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Governor Jack Markell’s Update

Written on: October 8th, 2012 in Effective & Efficient Government

Strengthening our schools, creating more jobs and governing responsibly are our key areas of focus. Making Our Schools Safer If our kids are going to learn to the best of their abilities, they need, first and foremost to be safe. That’s why I recently signed into law the Omnibus School Safety Act, which will lead […]


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