DOVER, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell says an increasingly competitive world presents new challenges for Delaware in attracting jobs and educating its children.
In his State of the State speech Thursday, Markell said the shaping of Delaware to meet the demands of the world we now live in begins in schools. He called for strengthening standards for entering the teaching profession, raising starting teacher pay, and improving pay for teachers in high-need schools and critical subjects.