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Family Stability and Children’s Development: Why Paid Family Medical Leave for All Workers Makes Sense

June 3rd, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

The United States is the only developed, high-income country that does not provide workers paid family or medical leave. Some states have begun to change this by implementing paid family and medical leave—a policy that provides benefits for families, businesses, and children. For example, paid family and medical leave policies can...

“I’m Proof That it Works.” Talking Teacher Residencies with Tameka Wingo

June 2nd, 2021

Author: Matt Amis

It took a lot of soul searching for Tameka Wingo to make the decision to change careers. But the former marketing professional knew that her true calling was teaching. So Wingo enrolled in the RELAY Graduate School of Delaware’s alternate route certification program, which provided her an immersive teacher residency at Thomas Edison Charter...

Thousands of Delaware Families Could Benefit from Home Visiting Services. Why Don’t They? New Legislation Aims to Provide Answers, Road Ahead

May 25th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

Home visiting programs support families and children in the first and most important years of a child’s development. Kids don’t come with instruction manuals, so many local providers bring crucial services directly to families’ living rooms. As paraphrased by DE Thrives: Home visiting is a free program where a nurse or support...

The Fight for Educational Equity Continues

May 24th, 2021

Author: Paul Herdman

On Monday, May 17, I witnessed an important part of Delaware history. On that day, 67 years ago, the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case established that “separate” schools for white and black students was not equal. Unbeknownst to many Delawareans, a six-year-old girl from Hockessin named Shirley Bulah played a critical role...
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