Meet Tiffany Trawick

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

Hello! My name is Tiffany Trawick and I am excited to join the Rodel Foundation of Delaware as an operations assistant. I was born in Wilmington and moved at age nine to New Jersey where I lived until shortly after the birth of my first child. It was at that time I realized I wanted […]

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5 Reasons You Should Care About the 2020 Census

Jeremy Hidalgo

  The census is an official count of the U.S. population that takes place every 10 years. The next census is right around the corner in 2020, which we know will capture an increasingly diverse population of approximately 330 million people.   What may seem like boring, boilerplate people-counting is actually darn important. Here’s why: […]

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Digging Deeper: When the School-to-Prison Pipeline Starts in Preschool

Shyanne Miller

  Last month, the Office of Civil Rights released federal data that re-affirmed disproportionate discipline outcomes for public schools students by race, gender, and disability status. For many, this data confirms a need to address the school-to-prison pipeline—that is, the policies and practices that push historically underserved students (primarily students of color and students with […]

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Growing Early Learning to Meet Growing Needs: Q&A with Sec. Susan Bunting

Madeleine Bayard

    Delaware’s Secretary of Education, Dr. Susan Bunting, has a penchant for quality early learning. The Selbyville native, who previously helmed one of the state’s largest districts in Indian River, is a firm believer in the powers of high-quality pre-K. It’s why she helped spearhead the acclaimed Project V.I.L.L.A.G.E. program for four-year-olds who came […]

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State Reimbursements Don’t Cover Even Half the Cost of Childcare

Madeleine Bayard

    As any parent will tell you, childcare is important—and expensive.   And, for low-income parents who are working, training for a job, or looking for work, Delaware provides a subsidy called Purchase of Care to help pay for early learning tuition. Delaware covers about 15,000 children up to age 12 every year through […]

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