Tag: equity

The Fight for Educational Equity Continues

Funding and Equity

May 24th, 2021

On Monday, May 17, I witnessed an important part of Delaware history. On that day, 67 years ago, the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case established that “separate” schools for white and black students was not equal. Unbeknownst to many Delawareans, a six-year-old girl from Hockessin named Shirley Bulah played a critical role...

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Not Counting on the Count: Why Student Count is Trickier Than You Think

Funding and Equity, Policy and Practice

March 15th, 2021

Updated on March 15, 2021 School funding across the United States is determined by a series of complex, interrelated policy decisions. There has been a lot of discussion in Delaware lately about how to best allocate state dollars to schools, but little written about a seemingly small but important piece of the puzzle: how we count students...

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Q&A with Delaware Teacher of the Year Kimberly Stock

Funding and Equity

March 3rd, 2021

From a virtual celebration at a socially distanced watch party at McKean High School, Kimberly Stock was named the 2021 Delaware Teacher of the Year last fall. Stock, an English learner teacher, also teaches AP Literature and Composition and eleventh grade English language arts—all while managing the language acquisition plans for more...

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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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