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Take Rodel’s COVID-19 Parents Survey

May 29th, 2020

Author: Matt Amis

PARENT SURVEY: WHAT'S NEEDED MOST DURING COVID-19? Parents, caregivers and families are dealing with a lot during the COVID-19 crisis, and many questions remain about the summer and fall. Rodel and the Delaware Readiness Teams want to hear from you by Wednesday, June 10.  How is your family dealing with stress? Childcare?...

Our Schools: Going Back to Normal Isn’t an Option

May 21st, 2020

Author: Paul Herdman

The COVID-19 crisis has brought out some of the best in people. Everywhere around our world of public education, stories of heroic teachers, inventive students, and caring communities pervade the airwaves. But COVID-19 also exposed some of the most persistent challenges in our education system. It’s going to take heroic levels of...

UPDATED – Farewell to Greg Farrell, Pioneer in Experiential Education

May 11th, 2020

Author: Paul Herdman

In this upside-down world, big events are being lost in the din of the COVID-19 pandemic, so I wanted to elevate the news of the passing of one of our nation’s leading lights in education this week and simply one of the best human beings I have ever known, Greg Farrell. Others more articulate than me, like David Coleman at the College Board...

UPDATED: 9 Questions (and Answers) about Property Reassessment in Delaware

May 11th, 2020

Author: Neil Kirschling

1. What is the status of the “county track” of the Delawareans for Educational Opportunity v. Carney? On May 8, 2020, Vice Chancellor Laster ruled that Delaware’s property tax system is unconstitutional and called on the plaintiffs and counties to submit (within 45 days) a timetable to the court for the next phase of the court...

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