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Delaware Falls to Bottom Five in Educational Progress Assessment

Earlier this week, the National Association of Educational Progress (NAEP), known colloquially as “The Nation’s Report Card,” released the 2022 results on student achievement, the first state-by-state read we’ve had on how much students are learning since 2019. Here’s the bottom line: the results are a gut punch for Delaware’s students.

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Delaware Adds New Funding Transparency Tool

Delaware’s students are about to enter their third school year since the Covid-19 pandemic shuttered schools and put many of our state’s learners at risk. With recent reports suggesting that only 42% of our students are proficient in math, and only 42% can read on grade level, learning levels are down between 10% and 15% in all categories. We’re looking at an unprecedented educational crisis. Parents, already concerned about learning loss, have a right to know–dollar by dollar and cent by cent–how a historic federal stimulus will be used by districts to get their children back on track. Because of this, DelawareCAN set a goal in 2022 to require codified state reporting guidelines on federal education dollars and a centralized information hub accessible and searchable to the public to help families see how federal funding is being spent to help their students recover.