Tag: funding equity

June 17, 2013

Early Childhood Education, Policy and Practice

June 17th, 2013

Local News The News Journal Markell seeks $31 million more for education in budget Gov. Jack Markell’s proposed budget includes no new education cuts and some new money, garnering some positive vibes from district officials struggling with tight budgets. Under Markell’s budget, which is expected to be introduced this week, Delaware public...


October 16, 2012

Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice

October 16th, 2012

Local News The News Journal Initiatives put state on right education track An op-ed by State Sen. Liane Sorenson and State Rep. Melanie George Smith Great outcomes start with a strong foundation in the form of robust early learning programs. With Election Day quickly approaching, we encourage voters to learn where candidates stand on the issues...


September 27, 2012

Early Childhood Education, News

September 27th, 2012

National News Oregonian Oregon piloting a system to screen every pupil’s readiness   Students who start kindergarten equipped with certain skills and knowledge are far more likely to be strong readers in 3rd grade and beyond. In response, Oregon is developing readiness assessments to gain a more reliable picture of how many 5-year-olds arrive...


September 25, 2012

Early Childhood Education, News

September 25th, 2012

Local News The News Journal Participation up, scores down The number of Delaware graduating seniors taking college admissions tests has increased dramatically, but the average score has gone down. The statewide average score for the class of 2012 was 456 in reading, 462 in math and 444 in writing. The national average was 496 in reading, 514 in...