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Governor Vetoes Opt-Out Bill, Signs Legislation to Reduce Testing for All Students

Date Posted: Thursday, July 16th, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

Governor Markell announced that he has vetoed House Bill 50, which would allow for any student to be opted-out of any state or district assessment, while he signed Senate Joint Resolution 2, which aims to eliminate unnecessary, ineffective, or redundant tests required by the state, districts, and individual schools.




Governor’s Weekly Message: Economic Growth Through Financial Empowerment

Date Posted: Friday, July 10th, 2015
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County Weekly Message

In his weekly message, Governor Markell discusses statewide efforts to educate Delawareans on how to be financially stable. “When people are financially secure, they can buy a home, pay for college, start a business, or save for retirement,” said Governor Markell. “Providing our communities with the tools people of all ages need to learn how […]




Governor’s Weekly Message: Achieving Delaware Promise

Date Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2015
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County News Office of Governor Markell Sussex County Weekly Message

(Dover, DE) – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights ongoing efforts and initiatives for Delawareans to receive the skills they need to succeed in a global economy. “We’re also making strides toward giving Delawareans who are struggling the most a better path toward reaching their potential. Our budget improves and expands services available to […]




Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Achieving Delaware Promise

Date Posted: Friday, July 3rd, 2015
Categories:  Transcripts

In my State of the State address in January, I talked about the Delaware Promise. It boils down to this: we strive to ensure every Delawarean receives the education and training to reach their potential and compete successfully in our changing economy. The budget I signed this past week and the initiatives established this year […]




Governor’s Applauds Recommendations for Improving Teacher Compensation System

Date Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

Governor Markell lauded recommendations he received from the Committee to Advance Educator Compensation and Careers (CAECC), which was established by legislation to help develop a plan that addresses the Governor’s goals to better attract, retain, and support Delaware’s educators.





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