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!
Email: RonRusso@CaesarRodney.org

No other organization in Delaware does what we do at the Caesar Rodney Institute: provide in-depth, non-partisan analyses of public policy issues and advocate in Dover for better policies_OLD related to economics, the state budget, energy issues and education policy. Every day CRI makes a difference...

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In 1967 at the age of 20, I began my career as a teacher, working out of a one room classroom with a multi-aged class. In the past half century plus, I have taught regular education, remedial, gifted and special education, primary, intermediate middle and secondary students, private, parochial and p...

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Since the 1960’s the breadth and depth of the federal government involvement in education has increased while student outcomes have declined or remained flat.   The chart at the bottom of the page (click "Download Document Here") demonstrates the number of programs, the increa...

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A Nation Still At Risk Back on April 16th 2013, a letter to the New York Times caught my eye. It read: “The alarming conclusion of the 1983 report A Nation at Risk was ‘If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre    educational p...

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Christina School District is accepting applications until August 20th to fill a vacancy on the Christina District School. The applicant must live in District F of the Christina District-Click ThiLPn9ZsVu16cCmw44LBrGWGEtd5v7v6nakHWx11EworQB1B5XubK8gkOFyuzXNQ= style=color: blue; text-decoration: un...

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The couple waits at the back of the meeting room until the crowd thins out. The gentlemen steps forward, “Can I share a success story with you? Our son was not a great student but did okay. In high school he learned an electrical trade. One summer he worked for a company that had a lighting pr...

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For some time, the effectiveness of k-12 education has been questioned. A federal program called Race to The Top (RTTT) and generally referred to as Common Core has taken the questioning to a new level and the discussion must include you.     It is the responsibility of all parents, taxp...

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Two Delaware Public Elementary Schools and One Charter School recognized as 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools. Congratulations to Allen Frear Elementary School (Caesar Rodney District), The Charter School of Wilmington and Richard A. Shields Elementary School (Cape Henlopen District) for being recognize...

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School districts considering ways of complying with requirements and administration of Affordable Care Act. Despite a one year delay districts that do not offer health insurance to support staff are increasingly concerned. “. . . some districts are reducing employees hours below the laws thres...

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