September 28, 2018

Public Meetings on Education Funding in Delaware Start Monday!

Three public meetings are scheduled for this fall so the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) can share its vision and hear from members of the public on their approach to reporting school-level expenditures.

October 26, 2017

English-learning students need our help

Opinion by Javier Torrijos, chair of the Delaware Hispanic Commission, Christine Cannon, executive director of the Arsht-Cannon Fund, Oribel McFann-Mora, president of Delaware English Language Learners Teachers and Advocates (DELLTA), and Paul Herdman, president and CEO of the Rodel Foundation of Delaware.

October 21, 2017

Report: English learners, a majority of whom are native-born, victims of obsolete school funding formula

A new series of fact sheets launched by the Delaware Hispanic Commission, the Arsht-Cannon Fund, Delaware English Language Learners Teachers and Advocates, and the Rodel Foundation of Delaware show the state is behind the curve in dealing with a fast-growing portion of the school population.

June 07, 2017

When Will Public Schools Get Better?

“As an alternative to the unit system, which places dollar values on groups of students and requires districts to follow mandated staffing formulas, there has been some talk of developing a system that would place a dollar value on the cost of each student and give the districts flexibility in spending decisions, but no one has ventured to develop an actual proposal. Education Equity Delaware, a coalition of 24 organizations that includes the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, the state PTA, the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, the Delaware chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Delaware Charter Schools Network, and groups representing Hispanic and African-American families, offered a bare-bones outline of such a system in a letter to the General Assembly last May.”

November 16, 2016

Three priorities to improve Delaware's K-12 public education

News Journal Opinion by Rod Ward, president and CEO of Corporation Service Company (CSC).

May 17, 2016

Dollars and sense: Keeping pace in a changing world

It’s time for the state of Delaware to modernize its education funding system to keep pace with and support the innovative work already happening in schools across the state. Funding allocations should be responsive to individual students’ needs, interests, and goals—not based on units. It’s time to recognize the changing needs and evolving practices in Delaware’s public schools by modernizing Delaware’s state education funding system.

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