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The Joint Finance Committee heard the state Department of Education’s budget recommendations Thursday.

The Delaware Department of Education is asking for a 6.6 percent increase in its budget for fiscal year 2020.

Delaware Public Media

Delaware’s Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting was on Capitol Hill last week, testifying before the U.S. Senate Education Committee. She was discussing the state’s implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

A bill signed by Gov. John Carney Wednesday allows certain teachers in Delaware to seek state help paying off their student debt.


Delaware Public Media

Six months into a partnership that could determine the educational destiny of at least 1,400 children in Wilmington, state and Christina School District officials have finally cleared their first hurdle, signing off on a Memorandum of Understanding that provides at least the bare bones of a plan to strengthen programming for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Delaware’s Department of Education is asking state lawmakers for a $52 million increase to its budget next year.

Delaware Public Media

The Department of Education is asking for a more than 4 percent raise in its budget for next year. The department is also asking for nearly $1.5 billion for fiscal year 2019.

Indian River School District

The Indian River School District has named its new superintendent.  Acting superintendent Mark Steele is the choice to lead the district going forward.

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.

JFC talks potential education cuts

Feb 6, 2017
Delaware Public Media

Even popular education programs may not be safe from budget cuts as state lawmakers seek to send more cash to high-poverty schools.