New Bills Target Child Safety

Author: Madeleine Bayard

May 10th, 2024


Career Pathways in a Rapidly Changing World: U.S. Career Pathways Story

May 3rd, 2024

Author: Paul Herdman

Early Literacy Efforts Remain Front and Center in Delaware

March 25th, 2024

Author: Madeleine Bayard


Delaware Looks to Build on Success Strengthening its Educator Workforce

March 20th, 2024

Author: Madeleine Bayard

Delaware continues to launch strategies to further strengthen its educator workforce—from increased pay recommended in the next budget cycle—to a handful of new bills introduced in Legislative Hall this session. Like the rest of the country, Delaware has fewer teachers in its pipeline than in generations past, punctuated by declines...

Tragic Child Care Incidents: Wake-Up Call for Delaware

March 18th, 2024

Author: Madeleine Bayard

Although Delaware has some of the strongest licensing policies in terms of what types of child care are required to be licensed (almost no program is exempt) and what the requirements are for the workforce, several incidents of injury and even death of children have occurred in recent years. These include murder, smothering, physical abuse...

Delaware Crunching the Numbers on Child Care Investment Rates: Is Support on the Way for Providers?

March 15th, 2024

Author: Madeleine Bayard

As we have written about in the past, the rates at which Delaware funds child care remain too low for providers to support quality—let alone to cover basic costs required to operate, like paying staff, rising wages and costs, driven by minimum wage increases and inflation. Delaware has long relied on a "market rate" study to set those...

Top 5 Takeaways from Legislative Briefing on School Funding

March 15th, 2024

Author: Julia Zammith

On March 7, the state Senate and House of Representatives combined education committees held a joint legislative briefing to dig into the independent assessment of Delaware’s school funding system conducted by American Institutes for Research (AIR). The AIR assessment, which was released in December and highlighted several areas of...
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