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Author: Kelsey Mensch

June 10th, 2021

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Why Delaware Should Update How it Funds Child Care

December 18th, 2020

Author: Kelsey Mensch

Affordable child care is an evergreen issue that predates COVID-19. But as we wrote in September, the pandemic forced many child care centers to severely limit their enrollment or close their doors entirely. Delaware’s child care centers have relied on federal CARES funding to support centers and families through “enhanced”...

How Delaware is Prioritizing Teacher Diversity

December 16th, 2020

Author: Mark Baxter

The notion that a more diverse teacher workforce increases student wellbeing and academic success is not a new idea. Research has shown that a more diverse teacher workforce leads to better student outcomes, increases access to advanced coursework, and builds strong social-emotional support for students. Yet, across Delaware and the nation...

5 Key Takeaways from the Early Childhood Council’s Strategic Plan

November 19th, 2020

Author: Kelsey Mensch

As holidays approach during an extra stressful year, families with young children are no doubt extra grateful for the childcare providers in their lives. The local industry has adapted mightily to help kids and families, and the Delaware Early Childhood Council is responding to the times with its new strategic plan. The plan celebrates...

Delaware School Funding Settlement: What it Means

November 18th, 2020

Author: Kelsey Mensch

As has been widely reported, a settlement was announced last month in the ongoing lawsuit over Delaware’s school funding system. The agreement was reached between Delaware and civil rights groups Delawareans for Educational Opportunity and the NAACP of Delaware. What does it all mean? Here’s how the settlement could impact the state...