Tag: Delaware education

The School-Based Health Center Boom Might Soon Be Upon Us 

Student-Centered Learning

May 19th, 2021

Student health and wellness was an emerging topic even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now it’s a top concern for families and education leaders alike.   House Bill 129, introduced by Rep. Kim Williams in state legislature last week, would build on the state’s existing network of school-based health centers by requiring...

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Finally, On a Path to a Holistic Funding Fix. What House Concurrent Resolution 24 Could Mean

Funding and Equity

May 19th, 2021

When a high-stakes lawsuit over Delaware’s school funding system settled last fall, advocates said it didn’t go far enough. Now, at least 24 legislators agree Delaware must do more, including majorities of Senate and House Education Committees, the majority of the Legislative Black Caucus, and caucus leaders in both Chambers. A new...

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Promising Signs Ahead for Early Learning Workforce

Early Childhood Education

May 18th, 2021

Over the past year, the early childhood industry and workforce has plunged into crisis from the COVID-19 pandemic. As we wrote in March, the child care industry faced crisis conditions even before COVID-19 due to the poor compensation of early learning professionals and the negative impact it has on both educator wellbeing and the quality...

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“Science of Reading” Early Literacy Gains Steam in Legislature

Early Childhood Education, News

May 11th, 2021

The science of reading, or the body of science-backed research that explains how the human mind acquires reading skills, continues to reverberate in Dover and beyond. We covered the topic in March, when the Senate Education Committee hosted a panel of experts who discussed why the science of reading is important for classrooms...

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