Tag: Delaware General Assembly
Delaware’s General Assembly Concludes Challenging First Half
July 8th, 2015On June 30th, the Delaware Legislature concluded the first half of the 148th General Assembly. This year legislators were plagued by a challenging budget cycle with a projected revenue shortfall of $27 million for fiscal year 2016. In terms of education, there were a number of controversial issues considered. As the federal Race to the Top grant...
July 22, 2013
July 22nd, 2013Local News The News Journal Delaware right to study choices of students An editorial Here’s a statistic that no Delawarean should ignore if they care about the state’s work force - 37 percent of the state’s adults have no college degree. Yet by 2018, 59 percent of jobs will require college-level academic accreditation. It doesn’t help that...
June 4, 2013
Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning
June 4th, 2013Local News The News Journal School district paraprofessionals fight for their jobs Paraprofessionals in the Brandywine School District facing layoffs at the end of the year pleaded for their jobs during a school board meeting Monday night in another chapter of the statewide drama over education budget cuts. “These positions are very important to...
State of the State: Governor Markell Remains Dedicated to Education
Early Childhood Education, News
January 24th, 2012On January 19th, Governor Markell gave his annual State of the State address to the General Assembly. This speech provides an opportunity to gauge the priorities of the executive branch, and this year Governor Markell did not disappoint. He noted a continued commitment to supporting business and bringing jobs to Delaware, attracting and...