The House Education Committee will hear three bills pertaining to tax cuts in its first meeting of the 152nd General Assembly.

2022 Rewind: Reading, teacher retention top 2022 education bills

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

This story was originally published in July 2022. Rodel, a local nonprofit espousing better education in Delaware, calls the 151st General Assembly, which just ended, the “Education General Assembly,” in regard to the number of education bills that passed. “There’s more than 50 education bills this session and a 7% increase in the budget,” said Madeleine Bayard, senior vice president of Rodel. “They got …

Delaware has contracted a consultant to evaluate their complex and historic funding formula for school funding.

Here’s why state wants advice on school funding

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The Delaware Department of Education announced last week it has hired a Virginia consultant to study the state’s public education funding system. As today’s wisecracker would say: Good luck with that. How the money trickles down to the classroom is complex, and it follows a funding system established in the 1940s. The state’s population then was 286,000, compared to today’s …

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Reading, teacher retention top successful 2022 education bills 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Rodel, a local nonprofit espousing better education in Delaware, calls the 151st General Assembly, which just ended, the “Education General Assembly,” in regard to the number of education bills that passed. “There’s more than 50 education bills this session and a 7% increase in the budget,” said Madeleine Bayard, senior vice president of Rodel. “They got a lot done and …

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Coalition of business, education groups to study child care needs

Charles Megginson Business, Education, Government, Headlines

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, Rodel and the Delaware Department will study child care needs. Photo by cottonbro/Pexels   A coalition of business and education groups have combined forces to better understand and communicate the economic importance of the child care sector in Delaware. The public-private partnership is comprised of the Federal Reserve Bank of …