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General Assembly Proposals Seek to Stabilize Child Care

Early Childhood Education

March 2nd, 2023

Leading Senators on Health & Social Services and Education Committees have introduced two bills responding to advocate priorities focused on Purchase of Care, a state subsidy, which has been underfunded for decades. The bills will pay child care providers a statewide rate and stabilize support for families and providers. Senate...

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Career Pathways and the Future of American Education

Postsecondary Success

March 2nd, 2023

In the last couple weeks, Opportunity America, in concert with the Walton Family Foundation, released a compendium of essays entitled, “Unlocking America’s Future.” See here for the 12 essays and a video of the release. This is a provocative mix of perspectives from the right and the left. I wrote one of them, here, entitled, “Career...

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Governor Recommends Increases for Early Education; Focus Turns to General Assembly

Blog, Early Childhood Education

February 9th, 2023

Governor John Carney recommended significant increases in his FY24 Budget: over $10 million to increase child care rates, family eligibility, pre-K, and for children with special needs. These initial steps will continue to stabilize the foundation and support children and families for the high-quality system we aspire to long-term.  Although...

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