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Education experts offer takeaways from 2024 school bills

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

With an 8.6% increase in state education funding for fiscal year 2025, which began July 1, the Delaware General Assembly continued its trend of passing legislation specific to the state’s schools.  There were dozens of educational bills passed this legislative year, which concluded June 30.  From college scholarships to improving school climate to establishing a commission to evaluate how schools …

The 2024 school board elections in Delaware are Tuesday, May 14, with polls opening at 7 a.m.

Polls open Tuesday for school board elections

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Only 16 candidates will compete for a school board seat this year when the polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m.  In a year that already had fewer races than normal, candidates have been dropping out since qualifying, narrowing the field. Seven of Delaware’s 19 school districts have school board elections, with polls open until 8 p.m.  Preliminary results are expected …

Delaware has several groups directly focused on educational advocacy and reform.

Get to know the state’s education advocacy groups

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware pours billions of dollars into education each year, only to receive stressful news like some of the lowest standardized test scores in the country. A number of Delaware nonprofits devoted to improving education in the state want to see more impact for the state in jobs, test scores and another areas. Some have specific focuses such as encouraging more …