Governor Jack A. Markell will honor the eight recipients of the 2014 Governor’s Awards for the Arts at a presentation starting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014 at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-577-8278.
Twenty-five communities across Delaware, from Arden to Seaford, will receive grants to support arts programming and services, arts education, and related arts marketing and promotion.
We can’t wait for kindergarten to start preparing our children for success. Ninety percent of their brain development happens by age five and quality early care results in better educated, healthier, and more productive adults. That’s why we’ve made access to high quality early childhood programs a top priority, by setting standards for what it means to be a top program and helping our best centers serve families that can’t afford to attend. Our investments are paying off.
The essence of the American dream is that while we are not guaranteed equal outcomes, we are guaranteed equal opportunities to achieve our potential. We can make those opportunities a reality for all of us by building a budget that reflects our values.
Governor Markell unveiled a balanced budget proposal yesterday that keeps core commitments to education and public safety, while maintaining fiscal responsibility.