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April 24, 2017

April 24th, 2017

Author: Rodel Foundation of Delaware

Delaware News Delaware Public Media Future of ESSA uncertain, even after Delaware submits plan Delaware submitted its Every Student Succeeds Act plan to the federal government this month, but how strongly it will be enforced it is unclear after Congress voted to overturn ESSA accountability regulations. For education advocates like Delaware...

Digging Deeper: Why Graduation Rates Don’t Tell the Whole Story

April 24th, 2017

Author: Jenna Ahner

  It may be stating the obvious, but a high school diploma is not the sole determinant of student success. Instead, we usually need to examine a student’s entire academic career—from kindergarten through 12th grade—to get a picture of how well prepared they are to pursue their interests after high school. Likewise, disparities in...

April 21, 2017

April 21st, 2017

Author: Rodel Foundation of Delaware

Delaware News The News Journal Delaware gets $7.65M early education grant Officials say a $7.65 million, five-year grant will not only expand early childhood education in Delaware but help low-income families with young children access housing, food and job support. Gov. John Carney and Secretary of Education Susan Bunting announced the grant...

April 20, 2017

April 20th, 2017

Author: Rodel Foundation of Delaware

Delaware News The News Journal UD program promotes music among low-income students For Xiang Gao, a violinist, the power of music is incomparable — it can illuminate, transform and heal, he says. Music makes the world a better place, Gao believes, and can turn lives around. For kids, it can represent opportunity and solace. It gives them an...