State of Delaware secondary Archives: on Education


Jack Markell: Common Core Standards including world language immersion

We made the difficult choice to raise our academic standards for the world our children will live in. Teachers across the state are transitioning to the Common Core Standards, a set of uniform, higher standards that will better prepare our students for the global economy. As we move to these higher standards, fewer of our students will meet them initially. It is not an easy change, but it is one we must make, and our students will rise to the challenge.

Thanks to another investment, 10,000 Delaware students will participate in a world language immersion program over the next decade. 340 students started the program this year. For example, at McIlvane Early Learning Center in Magnolia, 100 kindergartners spend half their school day learning science, social studies and math in Chinese. One of the Chinese teachers there had a goal for her students to be able to count to 100 by the end of the school year; they accomplished that by November.

Source: 2013 Del. State of the State speech Jan 17, 2013

Ruth Ann Minner: Include abstinence AND contraception in sex ed

Source: 2004 Del. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

Ruth Ann Minner: More funding for teachers & school infrastructure

Source: 2004 Del. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

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