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Signing Kids Up for School? Good Luck. The Case for Modernizing Our Registration System

January 5th, 2021

Author: Kelsey Mensch

Some Delaware parents looking to register their kids in public school run into some confusing roadblocks. Currently, Delaware has no uniform, online registration system for families with children entering pre-K, kindergarten or any grade through grade 12, causing families to navigate multiple (largely paper) forms. This should not be as...

5 Key Takeaways from the Early Childhood Council’s Strategic Plan

November 19th, 2020

Author: Kelsey Mensch

As holidays approach during an extra stressful year, families with young children are no doubt extra grateful for the childcare providers in their lives. The local industry has adapted mightily to help kids and families, and the Delaware Early Childhood Council is responding to the times with its new strategic plan. The plan celebrates...

DOES DELAWARE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO ADDRESS THE TEACHER DIVERSITY GAP?

January 2nd, 2020

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In 2016, we explored the importance of teacher diversity in schools and discovered a myriad of benefits such as: And while national as well as local organizations are working on this issue, new data from the state’s school report cards paint a clearer picture on how teacher diversity is faring in Delaware. CHALLENGES: Delaware...

Blazing the Pathway on College and Career: Q&A with Paul Morris

October 2nd, 2018

Author: Matt Amis

Paul Morris is on the forefront of a slate of college-and-career efforts across Delaware, bringing his expertise on employer partnerships at the postsecondary to the K-12 world. We talked to the associate vice president for workforce development at Delaware Tech about his very busy school year ahead.   Everyone knows about...