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The state of Delaware finds itself in court, defending its public school funding system in a lawsuit filed last year.

This week, Delaware Public Media completes an in-depth look at the key issues in the case with Part 2 focusing on the actual system used by the state to deliver education funding.  Last week, Part 1 dealt with the controversial issue of  property reassessment.


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Gov. John Carney is asking for $60 million in new spending to help low-income students and English Language Learners in the First State.


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Delaware’s three county governments have failed to convince a judge to dismiss part of a lawsuit seeking property value reassessments.


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The School Consolidation Task Force is offering its recommendations for improving education in the First State, but consolidating Delaware’s 19 school districts isn’t among them.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

Throughout his campaign last year - and here at the start of his term in office - Gov. John Carney emphasized the state’s Department of Education would look much different under his watch.  He's promised a shift from its regulatory role to a support role

What exactly that will look like is still a bit unclear, but we do know that the person in charge of making it happen is Carney’s choice for Education Secretary – former Indian River School District superintendent Susan Bunting.

Contributor Larry Nagengast spent time with Bunting recently to get some insight into what's next for DOE.