Our Schools: Going Back to Normal Isn’t an Option

Author: Paul Herdman

May 21st, 2020

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UPDATED – Farewell to Greg Farrell, Pioneer in Experiential Education

May 11th, 2020

Author: Paul Herdman

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Early Childhood Funding Study Released – Understanding this $342+M investment

April 14th, 2010

Author: Madeleine Bayard

The Finance Project has mapped and analyzed the financial resources that the state of Delaware devotes to early childhood services in a recent report --$328M in federal and state funds (about four percent of the state budget), and at least $14M from private funders in 2009. Some encouraging findings: Delaware has drawn down all federal funds for...

Excited…And Humbled

April 9th, 2010

Author: Paul Herdman

We are excited and humbled that Delaware was selected in the first round of Race to the Top, but now the hard work begins.  Some national observers have been engaging in a debate about the tradeoff between buy-in and boldness. We understand the potential concern that broad buy-in will automatically translate into watered-down...

Money, Money, Money

March 18th, 2010

Author: Sarah Grunewald

Most of the federal funding talk over the last few months has focused on Race to the Top, but there are some other significant federal funding opportunities that have the potential to help Delaware’s schools. First off is the School Improvement Grant (SIG) funding that will begin flowing to our state in the next month or so. The federal...

Race to the Top Handicapping (Update)

March 16th, 2010

Author: Michael Rasmussen

Yesterday NCTQ released another look at the RTTT finalists, this time from the lens of how they stack up on the Teacher Quality section of the application. Delaware is in the top three. Also, Governor Markell and his team are having there final interview today in DC, but we will not know about awards until the end of the month or early...