Early Childhood and Teacher Supports Main Focus Areas this Legislative Session

July 7th, 2023

Author: Rodel

Another half of a legislative session is in the books for Delaware. This year—the penultimate one in Gov. John Carney’s second term—lawmakers affirmed the governor’s budget, while paying special focus to supporting teachers, families with young children, and early learning programs. As educators continue to take on more...

School Funding Remains a Hot Topic in Delaware. Here’s Why

May 31st, 2023

Author: Julia Zammith

Momentum continues to grow in Delaware for an updated school funding system. And state officials continue to do more than is required by the high-stakes lawsuit that settled several years ago. Check out our recent blogs capturing the updates and progress underway pertaining to our funding system.  Since then, much has...

“This is going to really support teachers.” Talking Affinity Groups with Local Teacher Alena Warner-Chisolm

May 31st, 2023

Author: Matt Amis

Alena Warner-Chisolm, a 14-year veteran of Delaware schools (with stops in Christina, Red Clay, and Lake Forest districts) is an English language arts teacher at Stanton Middle School—and one of the first participants in the district’s affinity group for teachers of color. The groups—which Rodel helped catalyze in Red Clay and...

A Coherent Vision for Supporting Teachers Emerging in Delaware

May 24th, 2023

Author: Mark Baxter

National headlines over the last few years echoed what education insiders have known for a while: states like Delaware need to better support its teachers, who, even post-pandemic, are increasingly overburdened and scarce.   One persistent wrinkle among the set of challenges: our teacher workforce doesn’t reflect the diversity of our...
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