Tag: Delaware legislature

“The Education GA” Rides Again: Busy Legislative and Budget Action Focused on Early Learning, Literacy, and Teacher Supports

News

July 1st, 2022

When the clock struck midnight last week on another Delaware General Assembly legislative session, another host of education-related bills and budget implications stood awaiting the signature of Governor John Carney. This legislature in particular—with several former and current educators, advocates, and school board members among its...

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What’s New with Delaware’s Education Funding System?

Funding and Equity

June 24th, 2022

The long march to modernize Delaware’s school funding system continues on, as the state continues to see changes stemming from recent actions by Gov. John Carney’s administration and the General Assembly. One of the major drivers of these changes was the Delawareans for Educational Opportunity v Carney lawsuit settlement from...

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Delaware Lawmakers Propose Historic Increases to Purchase of Care Subsidy

Early Childhood Education

June 9th, 2022

Delaware’s Joint Finance Committee has voted to add $20.07 million to Delaware's Purchase of Care program in Fiscal Year 2023—a substantial increase in funding. They added to the governor’s proposed increase—both to increase the rates paid to child care providers by 15 percent, and to include a $1.1 million “door opener” to...

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Why All the Buzz about Literacy This Year?

Early Childhood Education

May 19th, 2022

Delaware leaders have coalesced around early literacy in recent years, adopting a state plan, enacting legislation, and drawing national speakers to support the momentum. The state’s scores on national reading assessments have been stagnant and remain low, with less than half of third graders reading on grade level—an important...

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