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EARLY LEARNING INVESTMENTS, FOCUS ON EQUITY HIGHLIGHT BUSY FIRST HALF OF LEGISLATIVE SESSION

July 9th, 2019

Author: Paul Herdman

  The 150th General Assembly, comprised of one of the most diverse set of legislators Delaware's ever seen, officially ended its first half last week. After the dust settled, Rodel's team of experts weighed in on bills and budget lines that impact our public schools. We worked with a passionate and tireless group of partners on four big...

9 Questions about Property Reassessment in Delaware

February 14th, 2019

Author: Neil Kirschling

9 Earlier this year, civil rights groups sued Delaware over education funding for low-income, disadvantaged students. In this blog, we’ll break down what you need to know about property reassessment in Delaware. 1. What does property reassessment have to do with education? About 27 percent of all public education...

11 Key Quotes from Education Funding Lawsuit Opinion

December 6th, 2018

Author: Neil Kirschling

Last week, Vice Chancellor Travis Laster rejected the state’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the state’s current school funding formula is unconstitutional. In addition to explaining why the court has legal authority to rule on the case under the Education Clause of the state constitution, Judge Laster also had lots to say about...

“It’s difficult because I have no one to talk to”—English Learner Students Share their Stories

August 17th, 2018

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  Being a student is a very broad concept. Each of us experience school and life differently. As a result, we cannot assume a student’s struggles or successes come from the same place.   During my journey from Venezuela to William Penn High School, I got to meet peers from the most diverse backgrounds; some from Turkey...