Center For Education Excellence


Center For Education Excellence

The Center for Education Excellence focuses on:
 
• raising awareness of and support for the CRI BOLD Education Reform Plan, especially among state legislators, educators, school board members, and the news media
 
• the introduction and promotion of legislation that would amend Title 14 of the Delaware Code to shift operational authority from the local school boards or education agencies to the individual schools themselves
 
• continuing to provide nonpartisan analysis of Delaware public school performance
 
 

Ron Russo, Guest Columnist Originally published on April 16, 2019 by Delaware Business Times.     Click below to read original paper back article
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    BOLD is an education reform effort that changes the existing school system because, as Albert Einstein once said,” We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking that we used when we created them.” The emphasis is on local control and accountability.   ...

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    Culture has been defined as a set of beliefs that unites a group.  It is a common mind-set that influences the manner of thinking, behaving, and working in a particular organization.  While teaching is a profession, education administration is a business and, like any b...

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CRI's Ron Russo speaks at TedXWilmington about systemic change in education

Early education is again a hot topic. Will renewed interest, eloquent language, and touching photo ops lead to children better prepared for school? Or, should there be a new direction?   Advocates argue early education ensures a better quality education benefiting of none more than low-income...

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New research2  shows no correlation between spending and performance;    “. . . essentially no link between state education spending (which has exploded) and the performance of students at the end of high school (which has generally stagnated or declined).”   Dela...

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*this article is a special from the March 18, 2014 Policy Analysis on Education by Andrew J. Coulson for the CATO Institute. The full study is in the "download document here" tab below. Click the link to view the full study. Pages 12-13 deal directly with Delaware, so make sure you read th...

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  It is the time of year when those who fear and loathe charter schools blame them for the problems of the traditional public school system.   Two years ago they opposed the expansion of a successful charter to include a high school. Last year they passed legislation that created rules ...

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As more and more moms, dads, and teachers around America find out exactly what Common Core is, they are increasingly becoming skeptical of this new government education program.   Thirty-four the original 45 states which adopted Common Core1 have more than 120 bills in the legislative proce...

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Dover, DE – A bill to offer parents an opportunity to provide a quality education for their children, regardless of the parents income status, has been introduced and assigned to the House Education Committee. The bill, known as HB 353, The Parent Empowerment Education Savings Account Act (P...

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