The Delaware Department of Education has launched a new survey to learn more from educators changing positons and help stakeholders better understand educator workforce patterns across the state. Understanding why educators change roles or leave their positions will help local leaders to target approaches to improve recruitment and retention efforts in their districts or schools. The Delaware Department of Education will use statewide data to identify and implement new strategies to attract and retain teachers, school leaders, and other educators across the state.
Districts, charter schools and community partners across the state are providing free meals to children in their communities so they don’t go hungry while school is out. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a federally funded program operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and managed locally by the Delaware Department of Education, targets children in low-income areas so they have healthy meals during the summer.
The Delaware Department of Education announces the 2019-20 U.S. Department of Agriculture policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price for meals served under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and After School Snack Program. Each participating school and its administrative office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.
Building a New DOE Website
The Delaware Department of Education is a building a new site to serve you better. We are taking a fresh look at the DOE website and rebuilding it from the ground up to make it more closely aligned with your needs. Please be patient with us while our site is under improvement.
2019 Early Learning Community Conversation Dates Announced: The Delaware Department of Education’s Office of Early Learning invites providers, families and anyone interested in learning about the important issues impacting early education in Delaware to attend one of eight Community Conversations being held in May. These meeting will be informative as well as engaging for attendees. Conversations regarding early learning issues will take place with representatives from state agencies that work directly with young children and families including the Department of Education, Department of Health and Social Services and the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families. Topics such as Delaware’s early learning budget and funding, governance, Office of Child Care Licensing regulations, Purchase of Care and market rates, and early childhood mental health will be discussed.
Meetings will be held each day listed below between 12:30pm and 2:30pm and again between 6:00pm and 8:00pm:
May 16 – City of Wilmington – City of Wilmington, Municipal Services Building, 397 Wilmington Ave., New Castle DE 19720
May 20 – Newark – Delaware State Police Troop 2, Paris Community Room, 100 Lagrange Ave., Newark, DE 19716
May 22 – Lewes – Lewes Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes, DE 19958
May 23 – Dover – Collette Education Building, Conference Room A, 35 Commerce Way, Dover, DE 19901
DOE Upcoming Events
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Early Learning Programs and Workforce Subcommittee Meeting
8:45 AM - 12:00 PM Communication and Collaboration Network (CCN)
1:15 PM - 4:00 PM District Test Coordinators Meeting