Policy and Practice


Budget Woes Dominate Legislative Session

July 7th, 2017

Author: Melissa Hopkins

The Delaware General Assembly ended its session this year on an interesting quirk and plenty of frustration. After going past the June 30 budget deadline for the first time in decades, the legislative session officially concluded in the early morning hours of July 2nd, after a required extended time window, and a contentious budget negotiation...

Legislative Hall Pass: Compulsory Education Bills Aim to Curb Dropouts

March 13th, 2017

Author: Neil Kirschling

  Discouraging drop-outs is a hot topic in Delaware this year, and one way that policymakers are seeking to accomplish this is by amending the state’s compulsory education law—the law that defines the age range in which a student is required to attend school or some other equivalent education program. Currently in Delaware, children...

March 2017 Teacher Newsletter

March 8th, 2017


  Teacher Voice & Opportunities to Support Students View this email in your browser Teacher Voice & Opportunities to Support Students The Rodel Teacher Council Wants To Hear From You The Rodel Teacher Council is studying social...

The Dangers of Chronic Absenteeism

March 6th, 2017


  If students are not in school, they are not learning. That is the main issue behind chronic absenteeism, which has serious implications for student success. Students that are chronically absent are at a higher risk of failing academically or dropping out.   What it is Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing at least 10 percent...