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Teamwork & Vision for Success in Our Schools

Written on: March 17th, 2010 in Education

Delaware’s team finished our presentation to the panel of national experts reviewing our Race to the Top application today.  I was honored to lead our delegation, and grateful for the opportunity to work closely with such outstanding professionals. Thank you to all of those who were engaged in this process, including the team members with me […]


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The Polar Bear Plunge!

Written on: March 15th, 2010 in Helping Our Neighbors

I had a great time on Sunday at the annual Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics.  People came from all over Delaware to have fun for a good cause.  It was an honor to meet the athletes, and I could barely feel the cold!


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Delaware National Guard: Serving at Home and Abroad

Written on: March 12th, 2010 in Recognizing State Employees

Earlier this week, I attended a change of command ceremony for the Delaware National Guard.  Brigadier General Terry Wiley is retiring, and Brigadier General Scott Chambers is taking his place as Assistant Adjutant General.  Congratulations to both General Wiley and General Chambers. General Wiley entered the military in 1966 and fought in Vietnam.  He is […]


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Generating Sustainable Energy, Industries and Jobs in Our State

Written on: March 11th, 2010 in Job Creation

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting Motech Americas to meet some of the 70 employees working to produce high-quality solar panels.  I learned a bit about Motech’s expansion plans — a welcome success story following GE’s previous decision to close the factory in Newark. While I was there, I also met several entrepreneurs who […]


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Hospital Staff: Saving Lives through the Snow

Written on: March 5th, 2010 in Recognizing State Employees

I wanted to share the letter below.  It’s a moving testimonial to our healthcare workers.  Although the letter specifically mentions two hospitals, I know that all hospital staff, including the state-operated facilities across Delaware, have been working extremely hard.  Thank you! **** Dear Governor Markell, It is with a thankful heart that I write this note. During […]


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