Tag: Delaware

Signing Kids Up for School? Good Luck. The Case for Modernizing Our Registration System

Policy and Practice

January 5th, 2021

Some Delaware parents looking to register their kids in public school run into some confusing roadblocks. Currently, Delaware has no uniform, online registration system for families with children entering pre-K, kindergarten or any grade through grade 12, causing families to navigate multiple (largely paper) forms. This should not be as...

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Why Delaware Should Update How it Funds Child Care

Early Childhood Education, Funding and Equity

December 18th, 2020

Affordable child care is an evergreen issue that predates COVID-19. But as we wrote in September, the pandemic forced many child care centers to severely limit their enrollment or close their doors entirely. Delaware’s child care centers have relied on federal CARES funding to support centers and families through “enhanced”...

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Getting Ready for 11/3

News

October 29th, 2020

As Election Day approaches, our team came across some great resources and opportunities that might spark lively debate among educators, parents, and kids. A new series of free online classes from the National Constitution Center covers everything from the Electoral College to combating “fake news” on social media. The NCC launched the...

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The Dawn of Virtual Work-Based Learning: Students Weigh In

Partnerships, Postsecondary Success

October 6th, 2020

When it comes to career pathways and work-based learning experiences for students —Delaware occupies rarified air. We’re considered a national leader for our tight-knit partnerships between high schools, higher ed, and local businesses. Nearly 20,000 high schoolers are gaining in-class instruction along with real-world work experiences...

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