A report on school funding will be sent to the state in the fall.

State to get advice on improving school funding in fall

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware will have recommendations on how to improve their public school funding formula sometime this fall. Drew Atchison, senior researcher at the American Institutes for Research, shared the project timeline during an equity in education seminar Friday hosted by the Vision Coalition of Delaware, a public-private partnership composed of a broad range of Delawareans who work together to improve the …

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 RutzHeadlines, 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 …