Take Rodel’s COVID-19 Parents Survey

Author: Matt Amis

May 29th, 2020


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

May 21st, 2020

Author: Paul Herdman

UPDATED – Farewell to Greg Farrell, Pioneer in Experiential Education

May 11th, 2020

Author: Paul Herdman


RTTT Round 2

June 2nd, 2010

Author: Michael Rasmussen

35 states and DC submitted applications yesterday in Round 2 of Race to the Top to win a share of the remaining $3.4billion provided by Obama’s administration for educational reform. The total grant amount is $4.35billion out of which $350million will be used for a separate competition to improve quality of assessments, and $600 million of...

SB 263

May 21st, 2010

Author: Michael Rasmussen

Senator Sokola introduced legislation last week to support one of the commitments that Delaware made in the Race to the Top application, to ensure that only effective educators receive tenure-like protections.  Technically Delaware does not have a tenure law, but educators receive a Continuing License after three years and get basically the...

Change Agents Never Work Alone

May 14th, 2010

Author: Paul Herdman

I was honored earlier this week to receive the “Change Agent of the Year” award by the New Schools Venture Fund.  It’s a wonderful, yet humbling, acknowledgement of the work of the amazing team here at the Rodel Foundation, which I’ve had the pleasure to lead for the past 6 years.  Successful change never results...

Keeping the Best Educators Working

May 6th, 2010

Author: Michael Rasmussen

The federal government is considering a bill that would pump another $23 Billion into public schools to help stem the tide of layoffs expected next year.  If passed in time, this bill has the potential to support districts in Delaware like Christina that announced today they will be RIFing upwards of 50 teachers and paraprofessionals...