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Delaware early childhood education lags neighbors

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April 23rd, 2009

The National Institute for Early Education Research just put out their annual ranking of state early childhood programs. See the full report here, some Delaware highlights below, and the full Delaware summary here. Delaware ranks 30th of all states in terms of the percentage (7.3%) of 4-year-olds served by state pre-school (ECAP). Our neighboring...

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Tough Choices and A Great Opportunity

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April 15th, 2009

Delaware, like most states, is abuzz with talk about what the education stimulus package will mean for us.  This is shaping up to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our schools, and we must make sure these resources are used to their full potential.  There is a lot of money in the federal stimulus fund that will go directly to...

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Is It Time To Reset Delaware’s School Funding System?

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March 30th, 2009

Is there a silver lining in Delaware's historic economic crisis?  The state is projecting a budget shortfall of $750 million-plus for FY2010.  This is the highest percentage deficit in the country.  It's likely we'll be digging out for years to come and, along the way, experiencing painful consequences in our schools.   But...

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