Science Education in Delaware


Senator Kaufman commended the Delaware Science Coalition in a floor speech on June 30, 2010. The Delaware Science Coalition emerged in 1995 after a statewide survey revealed a need to improve science instruction across schools and grade levels. They received a grant from the National Science Foundation, which allowed school districts to create a position for an out-of-classroom science specialist to provide professional development for teachers, develop assessments, and opportunities for collaboration. The coalition also built the John W. Collette Education Resource Center in Dover, Delaware, which is a warehouse dedicated to storing, building, refurbishing, and shipping science kits to Delaware classrooms, which provides resources to classrooms around the state while keeping costs and wastes at a minimum. Since its establishment, the Collette Center has become a unique resource that provides materials-support service for public and charter schools throughout the state.