Last fall, here at Mount Pleasant High School, I joined the President of the College Board to announce a first-in-the-nation effort to address a national problem.
In his weekly message, filmed at Mount Pleasant High School in Wilmington, Governor Markell highlights improvements made to Delaware’s education system in the four years since the implementation of Race To The Top.
Marking the recent four year anniversary of Delaware placing first in the federal Race to the Top education funding competition, Governor Markell detailed the impact of the state’s efforts to give students the best possible opportunity to succeed in college and career in the 21st century economy.
Delaware Secretary Murphy Spotlights District Initiatives Under Race to the Top as U.S. Secretary Duncan Highlights Statewide Progess in Year Three Report
The U.S. Department of Education released Delaware’s Year 3 Race to the Top (RTTT) Report, highlighting statewide initiatives, such as Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), as a major reason why Delaware continues to see increased educator collaboration and student achievement gains.
Delaware’s collaborative efforts to improve access to and the quality of early childhood education and the strength of the state’s proposal to move each forward were acknowledged today when Delaware was named a winner in the federal Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge. The First State was also a winner in the initial Race to the Top contest, which challenged states to make public schools stronger.