Settlement of Delaware education suit promises historic changes

Historic change to Delaware’s education system is one step closer.

Watch: Education secretary takes back-to-school questions from reporter Natalia Alamdari

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Gov. John Carney and civil rights groups settled a lawsuit that accused Delaware education officials of sending more money to schools with affluent children than it does to schools with high concentrations of children living in poverty.  

The settlement kicks the issue to the General Assembly, which for two decades has not implemented state commissions’ suggestions to formally allocate more funding for low-income students, English language learners and students with disabilities.

The plaintiffs wrote in their complaint that schools with high concentrations of those students struggle to afford enough staff to meet the children’s needs. 

The potentially landmark case in Delaware Chancery Court sought to have the state’s school funding system ruled unconstitutional, with civil rights groups arguing state officials knowingly fail to give

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2021 Delaware Teacher of the Year to be named Oct. 13

Twenty of the state’s top teachers will be honored at a celebration next month, when one of them will be named Delaware’s 2021 Teacher of the Year.

The winner will be announced virtually Oct. 13 on Comcast Channel 28 or online via DETV and Delaware Department of Education’s social media channels. Funding for the award ceremony is provided by a grant from Voya Financial. The program begins at 6 p.m., with the announcement coming at the end of the night.

The candidates were nominated by their districts or the Delaware Charter Network during the 2020 calendar year because of their superior ability to inspire students with a love of learning, exemplary demonstration of professional traits and strong sense of dedication and devotion to teaching.

Each nominee submitted a detailed online application exemplifying his or her teaching philosophy. Five Delaware Department of Education staff members

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Delaware’s 2021 Teacher of the Year will be named Oct. 13 – Delaware State News

Twenty of the state’s top teachers will be honored at a celebration next month, when one of them will be named Delaware’s 2021 Teacher of the Year.

The winner will be announced virtually on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. Watch on Comcast Channel 28 or online via DETV and Delaware Department of Education’s social media channels. Funding for the award ceremony is provided by a grant from Voya Financial. The announcement of Teacher of the Year will come at the end of the night.

The candidates were nominated by their districts or the Delaware Charter Network during the 2020 calendar year because of their superior ability to inspire students with a love of learning, exemplary demonstration of professional traits and strong sense of dedication and devotion to teaching.

Each nominee submitted a detailed online application exemplifying his or her teaching philosophy. Five Delaware Department of Education staff members independently

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