Delaware has several groups directly focused on educational advocacy and reform.

Get to know the state’s education advocacy groups

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware pours billions of dollars into education each year, only to receive stressful news like some of the lowest standardized test scores in the country. A number of Delaware nonprofits devoted to improving education in the state want to see more impact for the state in jobs, test scores and another areas. Some have specific focuses such as encouraging more …

Literacy Delaware will get $19,996.90 to support its healthcare literacy initiative.

Literacy Delaware wins grant for healthcare literacy program

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A Delaware nonprofit focusing on ensuring First State adults can read and write announced it has been awarded nearly $20,000 to carry out one of its programs. Literacy Delaware helps adults to significantly improve their literacy skills to reach their goals of employment, parenting and civic engagement.  Last year alone, the group’s programming provided 7,000 hours of tutoring instruction to adults …

Delaware schools to turn to science of reading to improve literacy rates

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

State education officials, legislators are moving to be sure the science of reading is used when teaching public students.   Delaware’s once highly ranked reading scores now are worse than those in Mississippi. Much worse.  In 2002 Delaware fourth graders outperformed Mississippi’s by 21 points on national scores, with the First State well above the national average. Today, after a …