Wilmington – In his weekly message, filmed at William Penn High School, Governor Markell highlights a statewide effort announced earlier this week to reduce school testing. “The fact that assessments play an important role in supporting our students means we must invest the time and resources in getting them right,” said Governor Markell. “While effective tests […]
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.
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.
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 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.
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