I love hearing about things like this! More and more schools, cities and states across the U.S. are taking a global approach to education. Delaware governor Jack Markell has pushed for an education reform ever since being elected to office three years ago and it’s great to see some of his well-placed efforts starting to gain momentum.
More high schools, like Sussex Tech, are adopting the “common core” curriculum for English and Math, along with offering students the opportunity to accumulate college credits while still in high school to help bridge the gap to college after graduating.
But the reform doesn’t just start at the high school level as some kindergarten students in Delaware are being taught both in English and Mandarin, a sign that American education is starting to think globally in an effort to catch up. These are very encouraging changes.