Delaware Named as National Leader for Education Innovation
In a press release yesterday, Governor Markell announced that the Education Commission of the States has selected Delaware as the winner of the 2013 Frank Newman Award for State Innovation.
The annual award recognizes states and territories for enacting innovative education reforms or implementing innovative programs to improve student outcomes on a large scale. The award is named after the late Frank Newman, who served as president of the Education Commission of the States for 14 years.
Rodel Foundation President and CEO, Paul Herdman, offered his thoughts on the announcement:
“It’s humbling, but the selection of Delaware as this year’s recipient of the Frank Newman Award for State Innovation validates the hard work of our public and private leaders to take a hard look at where we are, to build a common vision, and to begin delivering on that vision. We have a long way to go, but I believe Delaware is on path to creating a global model for what an excellent system of public schools can be.”
Delaware will officially be presented with the award during the Education Commission of the States’ National Forum, which is June 25-27, 2013, in St. Louis, MO.