Tag: Delaware legislature

Why Delaware Should Continue to Lean in on Family Supports

Early Childhood Education

November 2nd, 2022

As 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...

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“The Education GA” Rides Again: Busy Legislative Session Focuses 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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