Postsecondary Success


White House Nomination to Support STEM

September 11th, 2023

Author: Paul Herdman

I was honored and pleased to be asked by the Biden Administration to join the board of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Fund. The formal press release is here, but in short, should I be confirmed, I would take on a voluntary role on this federally-funded scholarship program designed to advance Science, Technology, Engineering and Math...

Career Pathways in a Rapidly Changing World

July 27th, 2023

Author: Paul Herdman

Part 1: A Trip Down Under and a Conversation with Andreas On April 7 of this year I took off on an amazing adventure. As this blog explains, for the last three months, I have been on loan with the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) in France. I worked with a wonderful team there in Paris, and while there, I took...

Meet the Local Students Helping Delaware “Reimagine Middle Grades”

April 19th, 2023

Author: Matt Amis

Click here to explore the full "Am I High School Ready?" poster.  ARiyah Nocks, a junior at Sussex Technical High School and Yelitza Ortiz-Uscanga, a senior at Sussex Central High School—are studying art and design in school. Last fall, the pair collaborated on a special project—designing a poster for the burgeoning “Reimagining...

What Can the Rest of the World Teach Us about Career Pathways?

April 3rd, 2023

Author: Paul Herdman

Back in 2014, I went to Switzerland and met a young man with a big smile and a ponytail named Luke Rhine. He was a new employee at the Delaware DOE and who knew at the time that that trip would be so catalytic in helping the state build out a new effort that we collectively called, “career pathways.” Today, we are at a new pivot point...