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September 20, 2013
September 20th, 2013Local News The News Journal Markell riles Common Core doubters with talk of 'mythology' On a day Delaware committed further to the national education standards movement, Gov. Jack Markell dismissed critics of those policies in a national TV appearance. Chuck Todd, host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, asked Markell on Thursday morning if there was...
July 30, 2013
News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success
July 30th, 2013Local News The News Journal Way to boost college graduation rates An editorial Those who pursue dual curriculums – both high school and college-level courses – have higher and firmer college graduation rates. This “good information about what happens to our children when they go to college,” Department of Education Secretary Mark Murphy...
July 24, 2013
July 24th, 2013Local News The News Journal Six schools set to participate in expanded language program When Gov. Jack Markell walked into a classroom at Downes Elementary School in Newark on Tuesday, he was greeted by a cluster of cheering first-graders. “Ni Hao!” they shouted in unison – “hello” in Mandarin Chinese. The students are part of a Chinese...
May 28, 2013
May 28th, 2013Local News WDDE Governor’s council offers update on STEM progress in Delaware schools Governor Jack Markell’s STEM Council releases its second annual report on efforts to get more students to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math Tuesday. STEM Council co-chair Teri Quinn Gray, a chemist for DuPont, says one...