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WHAT ARE NATIONAL EXPERTS SAYING ABOUT DELAWARE'S FUNDING SYSTEM?

September 16, 2020

7 Eye-Catching Expert Quotes About Delaware's Funding System

A collection of interesting and thought provoking quotes from plaintiff expert testimony collected as part of the 2018 lawsuit on education funding. 

March 02, 2020

Federal COVID-19 Stimulus Package: Funds for K-12 and Postsecondary Education

Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. This emergency relief package includes $30.75 billion for the Education Stabilization Fund. Click to learn more about the federal COVID-19 stimulus package and how it might impact K-12 and postsecondary education. 

November 04, 2019

5 Things State Leaders Should Do to Advance Equity

 This document from Education Trust gives state leaders an overview of the five key things they should do to re-design funding systems in order to improve outcomes for students of color and students from low-income families. 

May 31, 2017

Delaware’s school funding system ‘woefully lacking

This Delaware Business Now article includes a Q&A with Mike Griffith, a school finance analyst for Education Commission of the States.

July 01, 2016

State Education Funding Formulas: Percentage of State and Local Monies Disbursed on Basis of Students

This study looks at how much money is disbursed on the basis of students, where all students receive a fixed amount of funding, adjusted for students needs. Edunomics Lab is a Georgetown University-based research center focused on education finance.

December 01, 2015

Education Commission of the State presentation: Delaware Education Funding Improvement Commission

This presentation by Mike Griffith of Education Commission of the States to the 2016 Delaware Education Finance Improvement Commission puts Delaware in a national context and outlines steps other states have taken to transition to a new formula.

June 19, 2015

Edunomics presentation: Delaware State Education Finance

Slides 1-9 of this presentation provide background information related to the unit count challenges that the Delaware Education Equity coalition has discussed. The entire presentation was prepared by the Edunomics Lab, is a Georgetown University-based research center focused on education finance, for members of the Wilmington Education Strategy Think Tank and later presented to the Education Funding Improvement Commission for context on Delaware’s system.

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