Tag: Governor Markell

“Baby Race to the Top” Application Released

Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice

August 23rd, 2011

Today the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services released the Application for Initial Funding for the $500 million Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) Grant, of which Delaware is eligible for up to $50 million.  The Early Learning Challenge is organized around five selection criteria:           A...


Governor Signs Charter Bill – But Delaware Still Trails Leading States


August 19th, 2011

Today, Governor Markell signed House Bill 205 into law, inching Delaware one step closer towards creating a vibrant charter school environment; however, much more is needed in order to attract charters with proven track records of lifting low-income student achievement. House Bill 205 has some positive components, including: Providing...


Delaware’s STEM Initiatives: Ready for Federal Competition?


July 14th, 2011

Are you planning an innovative STEM initiative for a high-need public school? Are you an educator who already incorporates STEM into your curriculum by using outside resources? If so, there is an online competition waiting to reward your novel ideas to engage STEM experts from various fields with high-need public schools. Entrants will be assessed...


Delaware Raises the Bar for Instructional Leadership

News, Policy and Practice

July 7th, 2011

When we look back forty years from now, the Delaware Leadership Project will be one of the key programs that helped move Delaware forward,” according to Governor Markell, who met with the seven aspiring principals last week as part of the program’s guest visitation day. At the event, visitors were able to see the program’s innovative...