Funding and Equity


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...

Delaware School Funding Report: What Happens Next?

February 8th, 2024

Author: Julia Zammith

As we wrote last month, Delaware is positioned at a unique crossroad with its school funding system. Long in need of updates, the topic has gained significant renewed attention and interest in the wake of the independent assessment conducted by American Institutes for Research (AIR). Meanwhile, state officials have consistently done more...

Study Recommends Major Updates to School Funding System: A Look at the AIR Report

January 30th, 2024

Author: Julia Zammith

Educators, researchers, and advocates have long agreed Delaware’s school funding formula is in need of updates and modernization. Per the lawsuit brought by the ACLU of Delaware and Delawareans for Educational Opportunity, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) were contracted by the Department of Education to carry out an independent...

What Did Federal COVID Funding Do for Delaware Schools?

January 9th, 2024

Author: Julia Zammith

Back in 2021, President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, the third federal stimulus package launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, provided $350 billion for states, local governments, territories and tribal governments, with around $125 billion nationally earmarked for K-12 schools through the Elementary and...