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What’s the Lay of Delaware’s Postsecondary Prep Landscape?

December 14th, 2017

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How well is Delaware really preparing students for life after graduation? We know there are many outstanding in-school and out-of-school programs and support services up and down the state, but what are our strongest assets? Our biggest opportunities to improve? Rodel is just one of several partners dedicated to finding answers to these...

Raising the Bar: Q&A with John Hollis

December 12th, 2017

Author: Matt Amis

  From its humble beginnings as a science-club offshoot of the long-shuttered Seaford Dupont nylon plant, the Minority Engineering Regional Incentive Training (MERIT) program has since blossomed into one of the state’s most successful postsecondary prep programs.   Its founder John Hollis—a former teacher and counselor—is...

Delaware Sustains Investments in State Model Pathways

November 9th, 2017

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  On the heels of a national case study that positions Delaware as a national leader in preparing young people for life after high school—the Delaware Pathways continues to expand to provide opportunities for students. Earlier this week, Secretary of Education Susan Bunting announced $400,000 in grant funding to support new high school...

Delaware: The Next Switzerland?

November 8th, 2017

Author: Paul Herdman

Every state in the country—Delaware included—is hard at work trying to reinvent their economy. Automation and globalization have flipped the labor market upside down. The added challenge is that just about every living-wage job is going to need some training beyond high school.   For the last several years, the Rodel team and many...