Next Steps for Federal Stimulus Dollars and Delaware Schools

Author: Kelsey Mensch

May 12th, 2021

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“Science of Reading” Early Literacy Gains Steam in Legislature

May 11th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

Teacher Residencies Get a Legislative Push

May 10th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

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SAVE THE DATE: School Board Elections are May 11

April 6th, 2021

Author: Sarah Stowens

In the landscape of elections, school boards often find themselves relegated to the background, with less engagement than the more expensive, better-advertised political campaigns. But school board elections are one of the most critical ways for citizens to inform community-level decisions, including the allocation of resources and dollars...

7 Big Ideas: How Delaware Can Maximize Its Education Stimulus Dollars

March 30th, 2021

Author: Paul Herdman

The last year has been stressful at best and disastrous at worst for many of our students, families, and educators. Many of the educators I know have never worked harder, often times while “homeschooling” kids of their own. Some have navigated COVID well, but for most of our children, particularly those most in need, the impact has been...

What A New Market Rate Survey Tells Us (And Doesn’t Tell Us) About Child Care Costs

March 30th, 2021

Author: Matt Amis

The 2021 Local Child Care Market Rate Survey has officially arrived, courtesy of Delaware’s Division of Social Services. And while it shows a small uptick in child care tuition costs across the state (five to nine percent since 2018)—the true headline is that the survey will still help determine how (and how much) Delaware funds...

In the Midst of a Crisis, Child Care Professionals are Still Underpaid

March 18th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

As we’ve written before, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown just how critical the child care and early learning industry is to a functioning society. Yet the industry remains in crisis. Higher costs associated with pandemic safety protocols, decreased enrollment, and lower revenue forced many child care centers nationwide and in Delaware to...

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