Category: Education

By Dr. Mark T. Brainard Guest Columnist At Delaware Tech, we have our “finger on the pulse” of Delaware’s current and future workforce needs. Here’s how we’re putting Delawareans to work in high-demand fields. In the last two years, the College has expanded in three key areas to help meet workforce demand. In nursing, we…

By Christi Milligan The comparison between Lee Iococca’s management style at Chrysler and Delaware’s public school system might not be that apparent to others, but veteran educator Ron Russo draws it clearly. “I believe school is a business,” said Russo. “Lee Ioccoca didn’t go into Chrysler and tell people working on the line how to…

Citing gains, Vision Coalition of Delaware rolls out a second 10-year plan

By Christi Milligan In 2006 the Vision Coalition of Delaware launched “Vision 2015,” a strategic plan for public education that asked citizens to “imagine the best schools in the world for every Delaware student … no exceptions … no excuses.” Nearly a decade later, coalition members are celebrating upward trends in test scores and graduation…

By Joyce Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times New law school dean Rod Smolla is a man of many hats: Scholar, professor, philosopher, author, litigator . Rod Smolla says he’s in Delaware to stay. The new dean at Widener University’s Delaware Law School has acclimated well, having moved his family in May from South Carolina. As a wearer…

By Ron Russo Contributing Writer Education is about much more than producing capable, productive kids.  It is all about the cascading multiple effects of producing such kids. Education is about everything we value in our communities and desire for our citizens.  It is about economics, real estate values, population shifts, crime rates, community development, retaining…