How Will Stimulus Dollars Change the Early Learning Landscape? Ideas Begin to Take Shape
July 22nd, 2021The federal government has provided states with an unprecedented amount of money spread across three different stimulus packages: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) in December 2020, and the American Rescue Plan Act...
Decoding the Statewide School Reopening Framework
July 16th, 2020On Wednesday, June 15, the State of Delaware announced guidance for reopening of schools for the 2020-21 academic year. Governor John Carney and Secretary of Education Susan Bunting in a press conference emphasized the importance of returning to in-person instruction, while balancing safety for students and the state. The guidance builds on...
COVID-19 Throws Curveballs at Legislative Session, but Education Budget Remains Largely Unscathed
July 7th, 2020In a historic legislative session—punctuated by the COVID-19 outbreak that suspended the legislature for most of session starting in March—no new bills related to public education were passed. While the pandemic triggered statewide budget cuts and little in the way of new investments, the Fiscal Year 2021 Delaware budget maintains its...