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Key Questions and Valuable Resources on ESSA

September 29th, 2016

Author: Mamie Doyle Mannella

What is the Every Student Succeeds Act? On Dec. 10, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. ESSA is the most recent version of the federal government’s biggest K-12 law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which came into effect in 1965. It governs around $25 billion in federal resources that are...

Is Delaware Underserving High-Achieving Students?

September 14th, 2016

Author: Liz Hoyt

Last week, the Fordham Institute released a report examining the extent to which states’ current (or planned) accountability systems serve high-achieving students. Delaware earned a rating of 1 out of 4 stars, suggesting room for improvement. Here’s our take. What does this mean for Delaware? There *is* room for Delaware (and other states)...

Why Quality Public Schools Benefit Us All

August 18th, 2016

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It's not just kids, parents, and teachers who feel the impact of our public schools. If you're a citizen of Delaware, then you are—in one way or another—affected by our state's education system. Scroll below for more on how supporting students today can lead to a brighter tomorrow for...

Guest Blog: Delaware Pathways steering students in the right direction

August 15th, 2016

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By Dr. Amy Loyd, senior director of the Pathways to Prosperity Network at Jobs for the Future     “How did you find your first job? Did your education support your transition to the world of work?” For many of us (including myself), the answer to the first question is through our social capital networks: our family and family...