Tag: Delaware education
Delaware Advances Early Literacy Initiatives
March 27th, 2023We often hear that children learn to read and then they read to learn—with this transition happening at a critical point in third grade. And we know that we as a state can do more to enable children to read to learn and reach their full potential. In recent years, the issue has gotten even more attention for a few reasons. A greater...
General Assembly Proposals Seek to Stabilize Child Care
March 2nd, 2023Leading Senators on Health & Social Services and Education Committees have introduced two bills responding to advocate priorities focused on Purchase of Care, a state subsidy, which has been underfunded for decades. The bills will pay child care providers a statewide rate and stabilize support for families and providers. Senate...
Parent Advocacy Leads to New, More Accessible Online Kindergarten Registration System
Blog, Early Childhood Education, News
November 2nd, 2022It was no secret that Delaware’s old kindergarten registration process was inaccessible to many families, but the new online kindergarten registration system aims to change that. Gov. John Carney, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney, the Delaware Department of Education, and the Delaware Readiness Teams, in early October launched the new...
Why Delaware Should Continue to Lean in on Family Supports
November 2nd, 2022As three prominent state leaders wrote this week: “If we are going to build the workforce of tomorrow, we must pass policies that better support workers and their families today.” Sens. Kyle Evans Gay and Sarah McBride and Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long were among the lawmakers who helped champion recent policies like paid...