Tag: funding

Equity and Education Take Center Stage at Busy Legislative Session

News

July 1st, 2021

In 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...

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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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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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