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Will Fallout from COVID’s K-Shaped Recession Finally Fix Delaware’s Jim Crow-Era School Funding Rules?

The state’s system for distributing money to schools was created with separate but equal in mind, not quality education for disadvantaged children. With the pandemic putting those inequities so starkly on display, advocates hope now is the time for much-needed change.


Sat Aug 07 2021 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Delaware taking first steps toward improving state education funding

Last fall, the lawsuit demanding changes to the state’s education funding system was settled. And since then, state and county governments have started fulfilling the obligations set out for them in those settlements.


Fri Jun 04 2021 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Governor Carney’s Statement on the Passage of Opportunity Funding

Governor John Carney on Thursday released the following statement on the General Assembly’s final passage of Senate Bill 56, which makes Opportunity Funding permanent for low-income students and English learners.


Thu May 13 2021 14:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Commentary: Change needed in public school funding

When my mother attended the all-Black William W.M. Henry Comprehensive High School during the 1960s, she lived with the inequities of her era: segregation, separate-but-not-equal facilities and so much more.


Mon May 10 2021 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

New Resource:

Education Equity Delaware is proud to unveil Delaware School Funding 101, a compilation of Delaware and national research, data, and reports to explain inequities in Delaware's funding system and proposes some ideas to help.


Mon May 03 2021 14:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Delaware's students deserve leaders willing to make bold reforms today | Opinion

After decades of growing disparities, Delaware is poised to deliver bold and decisive action to improve our public schools and support brighter futures for all children, regardless of their zip code or their family’s income level.


Wed Mar 24 2021 14:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Not Counting on the Count: Why Student Count is Trickier Than You Think

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.


Mon Mar 15 2021 14:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

ELL Funding Bill Passes Delaware Senate, but Not Without Controversy

Delaware came one step closer to resolving its role in a lawsuit settlement over educational Opportunity Funding for certain groups of vulnerable students following the passage of a bill in the state Senate Thursday.


Fri Mar 12 2021 15:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Breaking Down Gov. Carney's 2021 State of the State

Governor John Carney delivered his State of the State address and presented his FY22 recommended budget.


Fri Jan 29 2021 15:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Delaware School Funding Settlement: What it Means

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.


Wed Nov 18 2020 15:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Education Funding Lawsuit Settlement: What it includes and what it means


Fri Oct 16 2020 14:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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.


Wed Sep 16 2020 14:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Delaware School Funding Lawsuit Heads into Mediation

Opinion by Larry Nagengast, writer and editor of Delaware First Media, on the next steps of the Delaware school funding lawsuit.


Fri Aug 28 2020 14:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

9 Questions (And Answers) About Property Reassessment In Delaware

Answers to your most pertinent questions about Delaware property assessment, ranging from the lawsuit to how Delaware compares nationally.


Mon May 11 2020 14:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)


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