Tag: Governor Markell
More College Graduates Necessary for Delaware’s Future
September 23rd, 2013It’s evident that a vibrant economic future for Delaware and its residents depend on a greater number of Delawareans who are college graduates. According to a Lumina Foundation report* based on 2011 Census data projections, 59% of all Delaware jobs will require postsecondary education by 2018. If the current rate of degree production continues...
September 19, 2013
News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success
September 19th, 2013Local News The New York Times Delaware seeks to steer the poor to top colleges Delaware announced on Wednesday a new effort to encourage high-achieving low-income students to apply to top colleges, saying it would send application fee waivers and other information to every such high school senior in the state. The program — a collaboration...
September 4, 2013
Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning
September 4th, 2013Local News The News Journal Delaware officials promote, experience the real Common Core Some of Delaware’s most influential policymakers sat in small wooden chairs in Silver Lake Elementary School classrooms in Middletown on Tuesday evening doing multiplication problems and finding keywords and captions. Answering third- and fifth-grade reading...
August 28, 2013
News, Postsecondary Success, Student-Centered Learning
August 28th, 2013Local News The News Journal Technology helps teachers reach children in new ways Some students across Delaware are going back to school in the classroom of the future, finding their pencils and paper replaced with tablet computers and their chalkboards swapped with big-screen TVs. Different Delaware schools are using different technological tools...