Tag: Delaware

Introducing the Legislative Hall Pass: Crunching the Numbers on Delaware’s Education Budget

News, Policy and Practice

February 15th, 2017

  With elections far off in the rearview mirror, inaugurations wrapped, and cabinet members trickling their way into position, the real work is set to begin in earnest for elected officials, and especially the 149th Delaware General Assembly. Looming over the new session is yet another tough budgetary situation: Projections show that...


Remember ESSA? Work Still Underway on State Plan

News, Partnerships, Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning

February 10th, 2017

The confirmation of Betsy DeVos (and surrounding controversies) as U.S. Secretary of Education dominated news headlines and social media over the last few weeks. However, this national headline may be drowning out what’s happening locally, as Delaware continues to develop its state plan for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act...


15 Facts about Dr. Susan Bunting

News, Policy and Practice

January 5th, 2017

Last week, Governor-elect John Carney tabbed Indian River School District superintendent Susan Bunting as the new secretary of Education. Bunting was born and raised in Selbyville, Delaware where she attended Selbyville High School. She received a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Delaware and became superintendent of...


Fixing Our Funding: Q&A with Mike Griffith


May 24th, 2016

If anyone can navigate the complex and hazardous waters of education funding, it’s Mike Griffith. As the senior school finance analyst for Education Commission of the States, he’s worked in the field of school finance policy for more than 19 years, and has focused his research on the condition of state budgets, the adequacy and equity of...