Charter schools in Delaware receive funding based on the spending of districts.

Charter schools hope report sparks more transparent funding

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Although they are not traditional district schools, Delaware’s charter schools are still public, which means they will be affected by any changes from the long-awaited funding assessment  released last week. The $700,000 report by the American Institutes for Research was required as part of a settlement of a lawsuit charging the state was not adequately or fairly educating children. Now …

Drew Atchison from the American Institutes for Research presented the report on Delaware education funding Tuesday.

Adding $500M+ more into education likely matter for legislature

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

A long-awaited report release from the American Institutes for Research on school funding has shown that Delaware needs to allocate anywhere from $590 million to $1 billion more into education. That’s between a 27% and 46% increase from the multi-billion dollar investment the state already has in public education, which is typically about a third of the state budget.  The …

School funding

Report: State should put more $$$ into schools, allot by student need

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Education on Monday released a heavily anticipated independent study of Delaware’s education funding system that, among other things, the state should put more money into education, allocate money according to student need and allow districts flexibility in how that money is used. The $700,000 study by the American Institutes for Research was a part of the …