Tag: Higher Education

Pushing the Needle on Teacher Prep

Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success

June 18th, 2013

Back in January, Governor Markell delivered his State of the State and called the legislature to action on strengthening the preparation of teachers in Delaware.  The bill moved through the State Senate and the House, with endorsing testimony from the Delaware State Education Association (DSEA).  Last week, the Governor signed this bill into...


Meet our Summer Fellow – Jenna Bucsak


June 17th, 2013

My name is Jenna Bucsak, and I am one of the new interns here at the Rodel Foundation. I will be interning for about 12 weeks this summer, before returning to the University of Delaware to finish my Masters in Public Administration in the fall. I began my undergraduate career at the University of Delaware as an International Relations major...


June 14, 2013

Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success

June 14th, 2013

Local News The News Journal Christina needs to fill board vacancy Christina School Board member Gina Backus has resigned due to a job-related relocation, leading officials to seek nominees to fill her position. That sets up a possible repeat of a controversy over board appointments that took place last year. The board’s selection will fill the...


June 12, 2013

News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success

June 12th, 2013

Local News The Washington Post The tea party is wrong on the Common Core curriculum An opinion by Governor Jack Markell Over the past three years, 45 states have adopted the Common Core State Standards. These objectives were developed to ensure that America’s students acquire the academic skills they need to reach their full potential. Yet the...