Next Steps for Federal Stimulus Dollars and Delaware Schools

Author: Kelsey Mensch

May 12th, 2021


“Science of Reading” Early Literacy Gains Steam in Legislature

May 11th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

Teacher Residencies Get a Legislative Push

May 10th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch


Delaware School Funding Settlement: What it Means

November 18th, 2020

Author: Kelsey Mensch

As has been widely reported, a settlement was announced last month in the ongoing lawsuit over Delaware’s school funding system. The agreement was reached between Delaware and civil rights groups Delawareans for Educational Opportunity and the NAACP of Delaware. What does it all mean? Here’s how the settlement could impact the state...

Paul Harrell, A Man Who Gave His Heart to Kids

November 12th, 2020

Author: Paul Herdman

Paul Hooker Harrell Jr. passed away last week. See his obituary here. He was a good man in every sense of the word. Paul was one of the first people I met when I arrived in Delaware in 2004. He had left his successful work in the textile business in New York and when I met him, he was using his business acumen and amazing rapport with...

We’re Hiring: Program Officer

November 4th, 2020

Author: admin

Rodel is hiring! Job Title: Program Officer Summary:  The core work will involve working with our team, as well as local and national partners, on helping Delaware become a global leader in public education. This position will be part of a team advancing policy priorities, organizing coalitions, mobilizing advocates, and coordinating...

Meet Kelsey Mensch

November 3rd, 2020

Author: Kelsey Mensch

              Hello! My name is Kelsey Mensch and I am thrilled to join the Rodel team as a research associate. My interest and passion for education began as a high school student in Long Island, New York. When severe budget cuts threatened to diminish opportunities at my high school, I...