Center For Education Excellence



(Pictured: Ron Russo, CRI Senior Fellow)

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
 
Please contact Ron Russo, Senior Fellow with any inquiries!

This article was originally printed in the April 2015 edition of Delaware Today and at delawaretoday.com. Article reposted with permission.   I attended UD’s annual Louis L. Redding Lecture on Civil Rights and Social Justice last month, interested to hear educator Geoffrey Canada. The ...

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Recently there have been an increasing number of education alternatives proposed to the existing traditional system of Delaware’s public schools. The nonpublic schools are an option that has been around for a long time. One of them actually predates the founding of our country. Two other alter...

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The state of Delaware, especially the Department of Education, does a terrific job making data on Delaware public education readily available. What are some of the highlights of that data?   Let's start with the most recent data on spending. Currently Delaware public education spends ...

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Appoquinimink, Colonial, and other districts benefit from well-educated residents. All parents and grandparents share a passion for providing a superior education for their children. Thursday’s referendums are not about anyone’s commitment to children.   The referendums are about ...

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The most frequently asked question after, “Why doesn’t Delaware have an education scholarship or savings program?” is “Are they constitutional?” The answer to the second question is, “they are.” Ten years ago Roberta Kitchen, a Cleveland school choice pare...

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The 2024 graduating class is now in the first grade. Parents can expect:   ·         By the third grade 66 percent of their children will read at or below basic; a primary indicator of a potential high school dropout. ·   &...

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The commitment of parents and all taxpayers to education is demonstrated by the number of people who vote in school board elections or referendums.   At tomorrows referendum in Appoquinimink and May 14 statewide  you have a chance to make a difference: "If it is to be, it is up ...

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It is clear that what started under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), when for the first time the federal government dictated the content of curriculum, is being fulfilled by Race to The Top (RTTT) through the Governors’ Association, special interest groups, foundations and short-term federal fundi...

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The updated version of ‘buying a pig in a poke’ is “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it”.   It’s happening again but this time in education; Common Core has not had a full debate in any elected body at any level of government or other publi...

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Abbott: “Didn’t you go to school?” Costello: “I went to school stupid, and I came out the same way!” A few years ago I had the opportunity to substitute teach in one of our area’s middle schools. The topic of the class was the deserts in the Middle East. &n...

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