Tag: Delaware legislature
Equity and Education Take Center Stage at Busy Legislative Session
July 1st, 2021In the wake of a national reckoning with racial and social justice, a challenging year battling the impact of COVID-19, and the election of new (largely progressive) members to our state legislature, all eyes were on the first half of the 151st General Assembly. Since kicking off last January, the legislature, which officially...
Breaking Down Gov. Carney’s 2021 State of the State
Early Childhood Education, Funding and Equity, News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success
January 29th, 2021This week, Governor John Carney delivered his State of the State address and presented his FY22 recommended budget. Gov. Carney started the education portion of his address by thanking the hard work and dedication of educators, school leaders, child care providers, and all school staff during the pandemic. He acknowledged that they continue...
Previewing the Second Half of the Legislative Session
April 11th, 2016The Delaware State Legislature is gearing up to return to session this week after a two-week break. As always, a host of education-related legislation is on the horizon. Now that we are halfway through the 2016 legislative calendar, here’s what you need to know in order to keep tabs on all things education-related down in Legislative Hall...
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...