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Left Scrambling: A Parent’s View of Delaware’s Child Care Crisis
Early Childhood Education, News
October 20th, 2021“Do you know any early childhood educators seeking employment?” This was not a response I was expecting this summer as I called various child care centers seeking the right fit for my one-year-old. This response, coupled with being placed on at least three waiting lists, helped put into focus the child care crisis as it hit dangerously...
Susan Bunting: An Advocate for Children, Especially Those Most in Need
October 18th, 2021Last week I spoke to my longtime colleague Dr. Susan Bunting about the news that she would be leaving her post as Delaware’s Secretary of Education. Navigating the politics of a state system of public education in 2021 (not to mention during a pandemic) is a 24/7 job, and one not filled with too many thank-you notes. In that spirit, thank...
A New Era for Career Pathways in Delaware
Partnerships, Postsecondary Success
October 6th, 2021Public and private investments will mean huge dividends for students This week, Governor John Carney announced a $50 million public-private investment in workforce development, including a major boon for Delaware’s career pathways system—already considered among the best in the country. Over the last several years, Delaware has grown its...