Markell a Leader in Education Reform
Building on Delaware’s Round One Race to the Top win Governor Markell continues to position Delaware as a national education leader. He recently accepted a seat on the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), which oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) or the “nation’s report card”, a rigorous reading and math assessment administered to students in grades 4 and 8 (soon to be 12 as well) across the country. Markell’s leadership will provide Delaware residents a critical voice on one of our nation’s most important student assessment tools.
Governor Markell also will be participating in Education Nation, a nationally broadcast conversation to discuss education throughout America the week of September 27, 2010. Governor Markell, along with education pioneers such as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Harlem Children Zone’s CEO Geoffrey Canada, will conduct a candid discussion on America’s struggling education system and catalyze action throughout the states to improve educational outcomes amongst all children.
Third, Governor Markell Chairs the National Governors Association (NGA) Education, Early Childhood and Workforce Committee. Governor Markell, in his position as Chair, will help guide federal education policy across numerous critical issues, including early-childhood and academic standards.
Moving forward, it is critical that Governor Markell and other state leaders sustain this level of commitment so that Delaware can continue to lead local, state, and national efforts to transform our schools to serve all students.