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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What We’re Reading: A Timeless Reminder of Structural Inequity

Madeleine Bayard

  What I’m Reading: The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy, by William Julius Wilson   Author William Julius Wilson has his fans far and wide. He is a National Medal of Science winner.  National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates has called him an intellectual deity, a “gawd;” and David Simon […]


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Community Collaboration: Hodgson Vo-Tech and LACC

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

A group of Hodgson Vocational Technical High School students traveled to the Latin American Community Center (LACC). What was their goal? To spread the word about good dental hygiene and gain meaningful real world experience. The Hodgson Vo-Tech students enrolled in the school’s dental assistant program are learning how to work alongside professional dentists as […]


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A Quick Look at the School Funding Transparency Bill

Neil Kirschling

Senate Bill 172 was introduced in the State Senate this week, representing a monumental foot in the door for addressing Delaware’s arcane school funding system—should  it be enacted.   Delaware, as we’ve written about before, employs a 70-year-old school funding system that is complex, inequitable, and inflexible.   Delaware also does not report education spending […]


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