Delaware and Innovation in the Spotlight at SXSW Education

March 8th, 2024

Author: Paul Herdman

In addition to lots of great panels and keynotes at the annual SXSW Education conference, there was plenty of Delaware flavor this year, including one panel that featured Delaware State University president Tony Allen underlining the importance of HBCUs—and WRK Group CEO Logan Herring was in the house to support Harlem Children’s Zone. For...

Delaware School Funding Report: What Happens Next?

February 8th, 2024

Author: Julia Zammith

As we wrote last month, Delaware is positioned at a unique crossroad with its school funding system. Long in need of updates, the topic has gained significant renewed attention and interest in the wake of the independent assessment conducted by American Institutes for Research (AIR). Meanwhile, state officials have consistently done more...

Sparking Curiosity and a Love of Teaching: Q&A with Teacher of the Year Cory Hafer

February 6th, 2024

Author: Matt Amis

*Photos by Jennifer Corbett and Cory Hafer.   For the students inside Cory Hafer’s classroom, such questions can launch an investigative journey and a love of learning. Hafer, a science and engineering teacher at Middletown High School, is Delaware’s 2024 Teacher of the Year. Over the course of five years at Middletown...

Study Recommends Major Updates to School Funding System: A Look at the AIR Report

January 30th, 2024

Author: Julia Zammith

Educators, researchers, and advocates have long agreed Delaware’s school funding formula is in need of updates and modernization. Per the lawsuit brought by the ACLU of Delaware and Delawareans for Educational Opportunity, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) were contracted by the Department of Education to carry out an independent...
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