“The Education GA” Rides Again: Busy Legislative Session Focuses on Early Learning, Literacy, and Teacher Supports
July 1st, 2022When the clock struck midnight last week on another Delaware General Assembly legislative session, another host of education-related bills and budget implications stood awaiting the signature of Governor John Carney. This legislature in particular—with several former and current educators, advocates, and school board members among its...
Equity and Education Take Center Stage at Busy Legislative Session
July 1st, 2021In the wake of a national reckoning with racial and social justice, a challenging year battling the impact of COVID-19, and the election of new (largely progressive) members to our state legislature, all eyes were on the first half of the 151st General Assembly. Since kicking off last January, the legislature, which officially...
Not Counting on the Count: Why Student Count is Trickier Than You Think
Funding and Equity, Policy and Practice
March 15th, 2021Updated 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...
Q&A with Delaware Teacher of the Year Kimberly Stock
March 3rd, 2021From 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...