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

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Teacher Residencies Get a Legislative Push

May 10th, 2021

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How the Federal Stimulus will Impact Delaware Schools

March 17th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

Updated on April 14, 2021 - Click here to see a charter- and district-level breakdown of stimulus dollars. Along with the passage of the $1.9 trillion federal stimulus package that President Joe Biden signed into law last Thursday comes huge implications for the education world. While $1,400 stimulus checks (headed to around 446,105...

The Science Behind Reading

March 17th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

Reading is the foundation of all schooling, as reading proficiency affects students in all subject areas each step of their academic career and well into their adult lives. Teaching students how to read, however, is complex, and has been a hot topic of debate in the education community for generations. While most agree that reading is...

We Shouldn’t Depend on Market Rate Studies to Fund Early Learning

March 15th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

The child care industry across the nation is in dire peril. In Delaware, the situation is just as grim. Advocates are rallying around the state’s budgetary process in hopes of increasing state investments to save struggling providers. Even before COVID-19—which caused havoc by raising costs while lowering enrollment—early child care...

Not Counting on the Count: Why Student Count is Trickier Than You Think

March 15th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

Updated on March 15, 2021 School funding across the United States is determined by a series of complex, interrelated policy decisions. There has been a lot of discussion in Delaware lately about how to best allocate state dollars to schools, but little written about a seemingly small but important piece of the puzzle: how we count students...

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