Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Supporting Students’ Emotional and Academic GrowthWe know the middle school years can be especially challenging for our youth as they face new academic and social pressures when they enter adolescence. Until last year, Delaware’s elementary and high school students had someone at school to talk to if they felt overwhelmed, but middle school students did not. That’s why Governor Markell proposed and the General Assembly approved $3.3 Million to place licensed mental health professionals into middle schools throughout the state.
Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Motivating Students to SucceedAs students across our state return to school, it’s important to remember that a successful year in our classrooms means ensuring they are excited about learning and have opportunities to challenge themselves. Students do best, and are motivated to learn, when they believe that their studies are relevant to their future. They struggle, or worse yet, drop out, when they don’t see the connection between their education and the real world.2014-08-29 12:00:31
Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Giving Every Delawarean a Fair ShotWe will only reach our state’s potential if we unleash the potential of every Delawarean. But for too long we've given up on too many of our people. Our rate of incarceration is among the highest in the world, but instead of safer communities, we have high rates of recidivism. And ex-offenders face major obstacles when they try to build productive lives. We must give those who repay their debt to society a fair chance to successfully reintegrate into our state.2014-07-11 11:55:37