Tag: Delaware

The Science Behind Reading

Early Childhood Education, Educator Support and Development

March 17th, 2021

Reading is the foundation of all schooling, as reading proficiency affects students in all subject areas each step of their academic career and well into their adult lives. Teaching students how to read, however, is complex, and has been a hot topic of debate in the education community for generations. While most agree that reading is...

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Nominate a Local Hero for Black Voices for Black Justice Fund

News, Partnerships

February 25th, 2021

Inspired by Black History Month and our unwavering desire to address structural and systemic racism in Delaware and beyond, the Delaware Community Foundation and Rodel are proud to sponsor the Black Voices for Black Justice Fund. This initiative aims to highlight black voices in our community. Through nominations, the program provides...

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The COVID Context: Delaware’s Falling School Enrollment

Funding and Equity, News, The COVID Context

February 18th, 2021

For the first time in a decade, Delaware public school enrollment has dropped. This trend spans the country—just one of the many shakeups caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Delaware, enrollment triggers a handful of important policy and budgetary questions. A drop in public school enrollment brings many concerns with it, such as: a...

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Breaking Down Gov. Carney’s 2021 State of the State

Early Childhood Education, Funding and Equity, News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success

January 29th, 2021

This 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...

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