Educator Support and Development


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

June 8th, 2022

Author: Mark Baxter

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...

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

June 3rd, 2022

Author: Madeleine Bayard

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...

What Can Education Learn from Other Industries Facing Workforce Shortages?

May 11th, 2022

Author: Mark Baxter

Most industries are facing significant workforce challenges and experiencing common characteristics of today’s workforce. We see a large swath of the workforce aging and retiring, and a cultural response to the trauma from the COVID-19 pandemic. The education world is not immune from these changes. While no one would suggest schools and...

New Year Welcomes Delaware Schools with Staffing Concerns, Teacher Burnout, and COVID Spikes

January 5th, 2022

Author: Mark Baxter

As the winter holidays recede, for many of our teachers, it already feels like June. Despite hopes that this school year would usher a return back to normal, we know that it’s been anything but that. Masks are still on. Staff shortages and burnout are real. Working to support kids, families, and communities where they need to...