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Delaware Lawmakers Propose Historic Increases to Purchase of Care Subsidy

Early Childhood Education

June 9th, 2022

Delaware’s Joint Finance Committee has voted to add $20.07 million to Delaware's Purchase of Care program in Fiscal Year 2023—a substantial increase in funding. They added to the governor’s proposed increase—both to increase the rates paid to child care providers by 15 percent, and to include a $1.1 million “door opener” to...

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Best Way to Solve a Teacher Shortage? Better Pay and Supports Could Be Considered Under New Bill

Educator Support and Development

June 8th, 2022

Introduced during Teacher Appreciation Week, Senate Bill 100 with Senate Amendment 1 looks to evaluate and review current teacher salaries in Delaware. Sponsored by Sen. Bryan Townsend and supported by a wide array of legislators, the bill proposes the establishment of the Public Education Compensation Committee to review Delaware’s...

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Delaware Advances “Grow Your Own Teacher” Efforts as Teacher Shortage Drags On

Educator Support and Development

June 3rd, 2022

Teacher shortages in Delaware are nothing new. For years, public schools have struggled to attract harder-to-find science, math, and foreign language teachers, and recently those shortages have even reached traditionally sought-after areas like elementary education and social studies. In addition to addressing educator compensation...

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