Change Agents Never Work Alone

May 14th, 2010

Author: Paul Herdman

I was honored earlier this week to receive the “Change Agent of the Year” award by the New Schools Venture Fund.  It’s a wonderful, yet humbling, acknowledgement of the work of the amazing team here at the Rodel Foundation, which I’ve had the pleasure to lead for the past 6 years.  Successful change never results...

Keeping the Best Educators Working

May 6th, 2010

Author: Michael Rasmussen

The federal government is considering a bill that would pump another $23 Billion into public schools to help stem the tide of layoffs expected next year.  If passed in time, this bill has the potential to support districts in Delaware like Christina that announced today they will be RIFing upwards of 50 teachers and paraprofessionals...

School Board Elections Matter

May 4th, 2010

Author: Michael Rasmussen

Thirteen Delaware school districts will hold elections for at least one seat on their school boards next week.  As Delaware implements its Race to the Top commitments, school districts and their boards will be integrally involved in making sure the districts’ share of those funds, $50+ Million, get spent wisely.  Wisely is the...

Early Childhood Funding Study Released – Understanding this $342+M investment

April 14th, 2010

Author: Madeleine Bayard

The Finance Project has mapped and analyzed the financial resources that the state of Delaware devotes to early childhood services in a recent report --$328M in federal and state funds (about four percent of the state budget), and at least $14M from private funders in 2009. Some encouraging findings: Delaware has drawn down all federal funds for...