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Governor’s Weekly Message: Empowering Everybody to Prepare for Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies

Date Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County Weekly Message

Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell encourages all Delawareans to take time now to prepare for natural disasters and other emergency situations, and reviews new resources available to assist them through the interactive website www.PrepareDE.org provided by state public health and emergency management agencies.




Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Empowering Everybody to Prepare for Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies

Date Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Categories:  News Transcripts

Severe weather, natural disasters, and public health emergencies can threaten the safety of our people, homes, and communities. As Governor, I’ve observed how fortunate we are to have so many exceptional public servants hard at work keeping us safe during rain, wind, and snow events, as well as other emergencies. They’re law enforcement and other first responders, emergency management staff, transportation workers, public health workers, and other social service providers across Delaware, who are well-prepared to serve us during times of need.




Governor’s Weekly Message: Opening Pathways to Success by Expanding Opportunities for All to Earn a High School Diploma

Date Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2016
Categories:  Education Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County Weekly Message

Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights the state’s efforts to ensure that every Delawarean has the opportunity to graduate from high school. That commitment extends to adults without a high school diploma who recognize the importance of education in opening pathways to good jobs and career success in today’s economy.




Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Opening Pathways to Success by Expanding Opportunities for All to Earn a High School Diploma

Date Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2016
Categories:  Transcripts

In our rapidly changing economy, there has never been a better time to enter the workforce with the right skills, but there’s never been a more challenging time to be without the key skills or the right education. Ensuring Delawareans have access to good jobs starts with giving them the best chance to earn a high school diploma. It provides entry into today’s job market and opens pathways to additional education and training, and it’s why we should be proud that, with the hard work of teachers focused on identifying and helping students who fall behind, Delaware has set new graduation records and recently recorded the fastest growing graduation rate in the country.




Governor’s Weekly Message: Saving Lives by Reducing Distracted Driving

Date Posted: Friday, September 9th, 2016
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County Sussex County Weekly Message

Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell draws attention to the dangers of using handheld electronic devices behind the wheel and reviews new traffic enforcement and public education efforts to reduce distracted driving. “Modern technology is amazing and there’s almost no limit to what people can do with their phones these days, but […]




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