Tag: Education

New Year Welcomes Delaware Schools with Staffing Concerns, Teacher Burnout, and COVID Spikes

Educator Support and Development

January 5th, 2022

As the winter holidays recede, for many of our teachers, it already feels like June. Despite hopes that this school year would usher a return back to normal, we know that it’s been anything but that. Masks are still on. Staff shortages and burnout are real. Working to support kids, families, and communities where they need to...

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7 Big Ideas: How Delaware Can Maximize Its Education Stimulus Dollars

News

March 30th, 2021

The last year has been stressful at best and disastrous at worst for many of our students, families, and educators. Many of the educators I know have never worked harder, often times while “homeschooling” kids of their own. Some have navigated COVID well, but for most of our children, particularly those most in need, the impact has been...

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Delaware School Funding Settlement: What it Means

Funding and Equity, News

November 18th, 2020

As has been widely reported, a settlement was announced last month in the ongoing lawsuit over Delaware’s school funding system. The agreement was reached between Delaware and civil rights groups Delawareans for Educational Opportunity and the NAACP of Delaware. What does it all mean? Here’s how the settlement could impact the state...

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Re-Opening Our Schools is Important, But It Won’t Be Easy

News

July 16th, 2020

At Governor John Carney’s press conference this week, Secretary of Education Susan Bunting laid out the state-developed guidelines for school re-opening. After four months of valiant attempts at remote learning and DIY summer camp, parents and kids are more than ready for school to open, if it’s safe. Getting kids back in their...

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