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job-creation

Helping Businesses Decide on Delaware

Written on: November 22nd, 2010 in Job Creation

Over the past few weeks, we’ve had some good news about jobs.  Three companies – Perdue, Calpine and Mountaire – put the First State in First Place when it came to deciding where to locate. Early last week, the Perdue Company joined us to announce that Perdue AgriBusiness will relocate its headquarters and trading operations […]


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education

How Much Difference Does a Teacher Make?

Written on: November 2nd, 2010 in Education

Were there any teachers that helped shape your life? Teachers that – in the words of Joseph Masiello, Delaware’s new Teacher of the Year – made you feel like you could soar? An exceptional teacher can make a world of difference for a child’s future. Good teachers do far more than impart knowledge – they […]


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education

What Does “Race to the Top” Mean for Delaware?

Written on: September 29th, 2010 in Education

Recently, I had the opportunity to represent Delaware at NBC’s Education Nation, and I participated in the “Race to Deliver” policy conference at the University of Delaware, followed by the first of a series of Conversations About Stronger Schools. A good deal of the discussion centered around the national “Race to the Top” contest and […]


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education

Stronger Schools Attract Jobs

Written on: September 28th, 2010 in EducationJob Creation

There is nothing more critical to our state than getting Delawareans back to work and expanding economic opportunity for people who are already working. While our daily focus on bringing in new and better jobs to Delaware and helping Delaware companies grow must continue, it is also clear the most important thing we can do […]


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guest-posts

Behind the Scenes at DOL: Improving Service & Saving Money

Written on: September 24th, 2010 in Guest PostsRecognizing State Employees

I invited Secretary John McMahon to give us a behind-the-scenes look at how the Department of Labor (DOL) is working to become more efficient and effective.  The system he describes below is a great example of an effort that saves taxpayer money, reduces costs for employers, and improves services to individuals who need it. Thanks […]


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