Funding and Equity


March 2017 Teacher Newsletter

March 8th, 2017


  Teacher Voice & Opportunities to Support Students View this email in your browser Teacher Voice & Opportunities to Support Students The Rodel Teacher Council Wants To Hear From You The Rodel Teacher Council is studying social...

Close the Word Gap and Build Stronger Brains with Language Nutrition

February 13th, 2017

Author: Madeleine Bayard

  Differences in the size of a child’s vocabulary first appear at 18 months—and are correlated with education and income. Dana Suskind, author of the book “Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain,” offers a more comprehensive look at the word gap and what it means for student success.   Words and interactions are...

Third-grade Literacy’s Enormous Impact on Life

February 13th, 2017

Author: Madeleine Bayard

Third-grade literacy has an enormous impact on a child’s life. Research indicates that third grade is a critical turning point for students. A child who can read on grade level by third grade is four times more likely to graduate by age 19 than a child who does not read proficiently by that time. In Delaware, as many as 46 percent of third...

Early Learning is a Better Investment than the Stock Market

February 2nd, 2017

Author: Madeleine Bayard

  Experts equate a $4-$9 return for every dollar spent on high-quality early learning programs for low-income children. But that’s just the beginning. Nobel laureate James Heckman writes more about the benefits of investing in pre-K in his research paper The Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program. NPR talked to...