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Q&A with Delaware Teacher of the Year Kimberly Stock

March 3rd, 2021

Author: Matt Amis

From a virtual celebration at a socially distanced watch party at McKean High School, Kimberly Stock was named the 2021 Delaware Teacher of the Year last fall. Stock, an English learner teacher, also teaches AP Literature and Composition and eleventh grade English language arts—all while managing the language acquisition plans for more...

The COVID Context: Delaware’s Falling School Enrollment

February 18th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

For the first time in a decade, Delaware public school enrollment has dropped. This trend spans the country—just one of the many shakeups caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Delaware, enrollment triggers a handful of important policy and budgetary questions. A drop in public school enrollment brings many concerns with it, such as: a...

Breaking Down Gov. Carney’s 2021 State of the State

January 29th, 2021

Author: Neil Kirschling

This week, Governor John Carney delivered his State of the State address and presented his FY22 recommended budget. Gov. Carney started the education portion of his address by thanking the hard work and dedication of educators, school leaders, child care providers, and all school staff during the pandemic. He acknowledged that they continue...

Why Are We Still Doing Referendums?

January 6th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

Public school finance spins a complex and intricate web of policy decisions. When we’ve written about Delaware school funding and funding equity in the past, we’ve focused on resource allocation, how we count students, and property reassessment. Yet another important piece of the puzzle is the local tax rate and school...