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Digging Deeper: Half of Children are Falling Behind Before Kindergarten

February 14th, 2018

Author: Shyanne Miller

  Another year, another urgent message to be found in state-level data about kindergarten readiness. This year marks the second annual release of the Delaware Early Learning Survey (DE-ELS), which measures how well prepared preschoolers are for kindergarten. Kindergarten teachers observe and record their students to determine what they...

10 Education Stories to Watch in 2018

January 25th, 2018

Author: Rodel Foundation of Delaware

Every new year brings with it a sense of transition and opportunity—a chance for a fresh start or reinvention. Between midterm elections, nail-biting budget negotiations, and big issues unfolding in Wilmington and beyond—2018 could shake up the world of public education. The team at Rodel has examined the tea leaves and compiled its 10...

10 Things We Heard from Gov. Carney’s State of the State Address

January 22nd, 2018

Author: Matt Amis

  As Gov. John C. Carney delivered his (technically first-ever) State of the State address last week, the Rodel team listened intently for any mentions of public education.   Here’s what we heard:   Not surprisingly, Gov. Carney led off with the economy. He mentioned some positive steps in tackling the state’s...

What We’re Reading: Does SEL Work for Students of Color?

January 19th, 2018

Author: Shyanne Miller

    What I'm Reading:  Is Social and Emotional Learning Really Going to Work for Students of Color? (Dena Simmons, EdWeek) I’ve read a lot about social and emotional learning lately: SEL research, SEL policy, SEL best practices, SEL webinars—you name it. Much of what I come across re-hashes some version of familiar talking...