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EARLY LEARNING INVESTMENTS, FOCUS ON EQUITY HIGHLIGHT BUSY FIRST HALF OF LEGISLATIVE SESSION

July 9th, 2019

Author: Paul Herdman

  The 150th General Assembly, comprised of one of the most diverse set of legislators Delaware's ever seen, officially ended its first half last week. After the dust settled, Rodel's team of experts weighed in on bills and budget lines that impact our public schools. We worked with a passionate and tireless group of partners on four big...

Rodel’s Next Chapter

January 3rd, 2019

Author: Paul Herdman

I’m excited. It’s the start of a new year, and the 20th anniversary of our organization, so it’s the perfect time to share some new approaches and a new look for Rodel.   We just launched a refreshed website and made some updates to our logo and name. These changes reflect an evolution of our work that began about two years...

11 Key Quotes from Education Funding Lawsuit Opinion

December 6th, 2018

Author: Neil Kirschling

Last week, Vice Chancellor Travis Laster rejected the state’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the state’s current school funding formula is unconstitutional. In addition to explaining why the court has legal authority to rule on the case under the Education Clause of the state constitution, Judge Laster also had lots to say about...

Leading the Way on SEL: A Q&A with Lisa Mims

November 20th, 2018

Author: Matt Amis

  Lisa Mims has been at the forefront of some of Delaware’s most dynamic efforts around social and emotional learning. A longtime Rodel Teacher Council member and prolific ed-tech blogger, Mims currently takes part in the Compassionate Schools “Test Lab,” a model that trains teachers to find positive steps to calm students’...