Monday, March 10th at 9:30 a.m.
Governor Markell will announce a Partnership for Higher Standards with the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Governors’ Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – Along with former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas, who will represent BPC, and Cheryl Oldham, Vice President for Education Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Governor will launch an initiative to support the goals of the Common Core State Standards. Countering opposition by some groups to Common Core, this partnership will promote the importance of higher education standards, while also helping states across the country inform the public and apply best practices to most effectively implement high standards and boost student achievement in their schools.
The group will first visit classes at Lancashire Elementary School to observe English and Math lessons that have been influenced by the more rigorous requirements of Common Core.
This will be followed by a press conference, which will be live streamed here: http://new.livestream.com/StateofDelaware/events/2820434. This effort was previewed last month in an op-ed by Governor Markell and former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, a member of the BPC Governors’ Council. Markell and Perdue co-chaired the Common Core initiative. Lancashire Elementary School, 2000 Naamans Road, Wilmington
Monday, March 10th at 2:00 p.m.
Governor Markell will attend the Opportunity: Africa Conference hosted by Senator Chris Coons with keynote remarks provided by President Bill Clinton. The conference links Delaware businesses, faith communities and individuals with top experts on Africa, providing insight on trade opportunities and issues including human rights challenges, sustainable development, food security and global health. Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington
Wednesday, March 12th at 3:30 p.m.
Governor Markell will present a proclamation for “Best Buddies Blue Gold Day” in honor of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Governor’s Office, Legislative Hall, Dover
Thursday, March 13th at 9:00 a.m.
Governor Markell will provide opening remarks at the 2014 Equal Employment Opportunity Summit. Delaware State University, MLK Student Center, Second Floor, Parlor C, Dover
Thursday, March 13th at 2:00 p.m.
Governor Markell will participate in a media briefing on the start of construction of the State Route 26, Atlantic Avenue, Clarksville to Assawoman Canal Project. South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach
Friday, March 14th at 1:00 p.m.
Governor Markell will participate in a panel at the Teaching and Learning 2014 conference, where he will highlight Delaware initiatives and discuss ways to improve educational opportunities. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C.