The second round of bonuses for child care workers will be for $700. (Unsplash)

Delaware offers second round of child care worker bonuses

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Tiny Tots Childcare Director Jessica Burns got good news Wednesday: A second round of relief checks for Delaware’s child care professionals. That will help her workers pay for their certifications, which cost between $300 and $500, she said. “This definitely is a retention effort by the state,” she said. “My staff is very, very excited and hoping to get to …

Child care affordability and access (Unsplash)

Child care: 1st State lacks affordable options, report finds

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

A new report from Rodel shows that First State families do not have adequate access to affordable child care. A coalition of advocacy groups – including Rodel, the Delaware Association for the Education of Young Children, Delaware Readiness Teams and the First State Pre-K – conducted a survey with hundreds of Delaware families to gauge their feelings about child care …

Delaware's teacher union wants the state to follow Maryland's lead and start teachers' salary at $60,000.

State teachers’ union asks for base pay hike

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Delaware’s teacher union proposed a new salary schedule Monday that includes a base pay of $60,000. Of that base pay, $42,000 would come from the state — $12,000 more than it’s currently paying.  Under the plan, teacher salaries would be raised over three years, costing the state $134.5 million in total. By the final year, total teacher salaries would cost …

Get ready, Del.: 10-digit dialing requirement starts Oct. 24

Ken Mammarella Government & Politics, Headlines

(Ken Mammarella photo) Georgetown native Brian Pettyjohn remembers the past, when Delawareans in the same telephone exchange could call each other by dialing four digits. He is also prepared for the future, when Delawareans with (302) phone numbers will need 10 digits to call others in the 302. And the future starts Oct. 24. The switch to 10-digit dialing – …