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!

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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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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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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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 f...

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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 almo...

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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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Are your children comfortably inside an educational environment which inspires them to achieve great things? Are they developing the skills and values required for a successful career?   Most parents are unable to give a definitive answer to these questions, mainly due to the low amount of in...

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When Delaware first got involved in the business of providing public education for children there was a clear understanding, set forth in the Article X of the state constitution that:   "The General Assembly shall provide for the establishment and maintenance of a general and efficient s...

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