Tag: Funding Flexibility

Governor Recommends 5.6% Increase in State Education Budget

News, Policy and Practice

January 27th, 2012

On Thursday, Governor Markell unveiled his FY 2013 proposed budget, which recommends increasing the state’s investment in public education by roughly $63 million, or 5.7% over current year funding levels. In particular, the governor recommends appropriating: $27.4 million for an Educational Sustainment Fund, an unrestricted pot of money...


Happy 2012: Full Steam Ahead

Early Childhood Education, News

January 11th, 2012

As we take stock of 2011 and look to 2012, we ask ourselves: Are we closer to creating world-class schools for Delaware’s children?  For me the answer is clearly, “yes.”  In fact, if Delaware’s public school system were a train, it would be moving at full steam.  Why? In 2011, the state adopted higher standards, aka the Common Core...


DOE Requests 5% Budget Increase in FY 2013


November 23rd, 2011

The Department of Education presented its FY 2013 budget to the Office of Management and Budget yesterday, requesting a 5% increase over current year spending levels. Of the $55.4 million new requests: $33.6 million, or 60%, is for a proposed Educational Sustainment Fund, intended to compensate for the loss of significant federal funding next...


Getting Schooled by Other States on CMOs

News, Policy and Practice

November 18th, 2011

Earlier this month, the Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) in collaboration with Mathematica Policy Research released its study on the effectiveness of charter management organizations, or CMOs. CMOs are the groups that manage the much-heralded and highly successful charters networks like KIPP and Rocketship. The study looks at 40 CMOs...