DelExcels.org: A New Education Resource for Delawareans

March 25th, 2014

Category: News, Policy and Practice

Last week, a new website was launched through a public-private partnership of the Delaware Department of Education, Delaware State Education Association, Delaware Parent Teacher Association, and the Rodel Foundation of Delaware.

DelExcels.org was created with the simple goal of providing more information to all Delawareans about the new standards and assessments Delaware has adopted. Instead of needing to visit multiple websites to search for information, DelExcels.org will be “one-stop shopping” about this transition. The website was funded through a grant from the Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) Network, a national nonpartisan network of education advocacy organizations working to improve K-12 education.
The site is currently focused on content regarding Common Core, Next Gen Science Standards, and the new Smarter assessments. In the weeks ahead we’ll be adding additional information resources on topics such as early learning, college and career readiness, and special education. Content comes from a variety a sources, including the National Education Association, National PTA, and Delaware Department of Education to name a few.

Transitions can be challenging, and improvements and modifications may certainly need to be made as Delaware navigates through implementing the new standards and assessments. With centralized information and answers to pressing questions, this resource can help provide clarity during this shift.

Rodel supports this effort as we believe that we are on the right track. By continuing to push forward and work through issues, we are moving closer to creating the best education system possible to support educators and provide a world-class education to every student.

Have a suggestion for resources or information that would be of added value to the site? Let us know!




Author:
C.R. McLeod

cmcleod@rodelfoundationde.org

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