Center For Education Excellence


Center For Education Excellence

Our aim is to promote and champion policies that effect:

- improved student performance

- improved student safety

- the accountability of students, schools, and districts for improved student outcomes

- productive conversations between generations of stakeholders who value the impact of education

10/26/2012   Here is a presentation given by Dr. Ladner at an education workshop in Wilmington earlier this month.
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Revised Presentation by Jim Hosley with statistics about the education system in Delaware and why performance is not improving despite the increase in education dollars being spent.
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10/31/2012   Let’s be clear, Delaware was Number 1 in line for Race To The Top (RTTT) for money - not performance.   A recent television commercial would have us believe Delaware is Number 1 in education. Delaware achieves a C+ and ranks about 22nd in the country.   Pro...

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Help CRI Advocate For Better Education in Delaware!   Come out to a special event to discuss the lack of progress Delaware had improving literacy and solutions other states have adopted to improve performance; solutions that include education scholarships and savings accounts. CRIs own Jim Ho...

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Attached is the PDF of Jim Hosleys presentation "Education Excellence, Equality, Opportunity", presented at the St. Polycarp Church in Smyrna on January 30, 2012.
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Every year the U.S. Department of Education produces a report card with the test performance of 4th and 8th grade students by state. The latest available test data is for 2009. What does it show for Delaware and what does it mean exactly?   The tables below show the ranking across the states ...

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The Caesar Rodney Institute and other like-minded organizations and individuals have consistently called for the state to balance its budget via cuts in spending rather than tax hikes. Legislators debated their options and eventually decided upon a pseudo-compromise, cutting state workers pay by ...

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Every year, Delawares school districts face the task of improving school conditions, staying current with technology and meeting the high demands the public expects of public education. With these demands and voters insistence on efficiency, every dollar that is spent should stretch as far as poss...

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Last month voters approved two funding referendums to raise $6 million for the Indian River School District. The state will fund another $6 million. This is the way school districts usually raise funds. Every school and district must continuously build ways to higher achievement. That is not the que...

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Dear CRI Supporter: You told us more in depth information and analysis of Delaware’s education system is needed. We listened. I’m pleased to tell you that next week CRI will begin a series that discusses education cost, outcomes, alternatives, key influencers and stakeholders. You also t...

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