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Governor Launches Effort to Reduce School Testing

Date Posted: Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

Calling for the elimination of repetitive and ineffective assessments, Governor Markell launched a review of tests administered by the state, districts, and individual schools with the goal of decreasing the testing burden on students and teachers and increasing the time available for teaching.




Statement by Governor Markell on University of Delaware President Patrick Harker’s Departure

Date Posted: Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

Governor Markell issued the following statement in response to the announcement that University of Delaware President Patrick T. Harker will step down from his position at UD to become President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on July 1, 2015.




Hannah Sturgis to Represent Delaware in National Finals of Poetry Out Loud

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County News The Arts

The state Poetry Out Loud competition, sponsored by the Delaware Division of the Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition.




Governor’s Weekly Message: Increasing Access to College and Job Training for Workforce of Tomorrow

Date Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County Sussex County Weekly Message

Governor Markell and U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan recognize the tremendous progress made in Delaware to provide students with preparation for and access to educational opportunities beyond high school.




U.S. Education Secretary Lauds Delaware for Increasing Access to College

Date Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

Highlighting Delaware as a model state for providing students with preparation for and access to educational opportunities beyond high school, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan used the state’s efforts to advocate for President Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal to make community college free.






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