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Digging Deeper: How COVID Might Cause “Unfinished Learning”

June 25th, 2020

Author: Shyanne Miller

Since March, at least 124,000 U.S. public and private schools have been closed, affecting at least 55.1 million students across the country. Delaware school buildings have also been closed since March, and students and families are finishing the school year by utilizing distance learning.  With limited access to their teachers and...

English Learner Needs: COVID-19

June 23rd, 2020

Author: Laurie Jacobs

What Have We Heard? In April 2020, Rodel issued a survey asking respondents to prioritize the immediate, short-term needs related to COVID-19 and the longer-term needs for when students and teachers return to school. As our previous blog summarized, the 859 respondents, most of whom were parents and educators, cited a range of education needs...

What Delaware is Doing to Connect Kids

June 12th, 2020

Author: Paul Herdman

As any parent who’s helped a kid navigate through the bendy digital world of Schoology, DreamBox, or Khan Academy can tell you, digital learning in 2020 is serious business. Thanks to COVID-19, most Delaware public schools shifted to exclusively remote, online learning for students this spring. And while stakeholders are currently working...

In Solidarity

June 9th, 2020

Author: Paul Herdman

We at Rodel stand in solidarity with those working, now and always, to dismantle systemic racism in Delaware and nationally. We condemn the murders by police officers of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, among others, which have once again ignited the pain and frustration that has been building from centuries of injustice. Our team’s work...

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