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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...


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...


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...