Governor Carney’s “Invest In Public Education” Tour At Delaware Schools This Week

Governor Carney is hitting the road this week up and down the state to different schools to drum up support for some of his proposed education initiatives in the Fiscal Year 2019 state budget.  Each school he visits will have a different focus.  Those areas are Opportunity Grants, Investing In Educators, Better Schools, Math Coaches, and Early Education & The Delaware STARS program.  As well, Carney and Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting will hold a Facebook Live event on Tuesday, February 27th.  Which schools is he going to?  Find out here!

Delaware Governor John Carney

MEDIA ADVISORY

NEXT WEEK: Governor Carney Announces School Visits to Discuss Proposed Investments in Public Education

 

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney will spend several days highlighting proposed investments in teachers, high-needs schools, and early learning. Governor Carney will make several stops at schools across Delaware. The Governor also will host a Facebook Live Town Hall with Dr. Susan Bunting, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education, and take questions on the state’s work to ensure that all Delaware children have access to a high-quality education.

Tuesday, February 27

HIGHLIGHTING OPPORTUNITY GRANTS

 WHAT:          Visit Mount Pleasant Elementary School to highlight the school’s Opportunity Grant program, and the proposed expansion of non-competitive Opportunity Grants for all qualifying schools.

WHO:             Governor John Carney

Mark Holodick, Superintendent, Brandywine School District

Matthew Auerbach, Principal, Mount Pleasant Elementary School

 WHEN:          Tuesday, February 27, 2018

9:00 a.m.

WHERE:        Mount Pleasant Elementary School

                        500 Duncan Road

Wilmington, DE 19809

INVESTING IN EDUCATORS

WHAT:          Listening session with Alfred G. Waters Middle School sixth grade teachers during their professional learning community (“PLC”) as they discuss curriculum, student data, successes, and challenges. Governor Carney’s proposed budget includes $10.2 million to fully fund annual steps for educators, and a 2 percent salary increase for educators statewide.

WHO:             Governor John Carney

Matt Burrows, Superintendent, Appoquinimink School District

Tom Poehlmann, Principal, Alfred G. Waters Middle School

Sixth grade teachers

 WHEN:          Tuesday, February 27, 2018

10:20 a.m.

WHERE:        Alfred G. Waters Middle School

                        1235 Cedar Lane Road

Middletown, DE 19709

FACEBOOK LIVE TOWN HALL – “BETTER SCHOOLS FOR ALL DELAWARE CHILDREN”

WHAT:          Facebook Live Town Hall with Governor Carney and Dr. Susan Bunting, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education, to discuss proposed investments in teachers, high-needs schools, and early learning. Governor Carney and Secretary Bunting will also take questions on the state’s work to ensure that all Delaware children have access to a high-quality education.

WHO:             Governor John Carney

Dr. Susan Bunting, Secretary, Delaware Department of Education

 WHEN:          Tuesday, February 27, 2018

7:00 p.m.

WHERE:        Facebook.com/JohnCarneyDE

Delawareans can ask questions in advance by posting in this Facebook event.

 

Wednesday, February 28

HIGHLIGHTING OPPORTUNITY GRANTS

 WHAT:          Visit Phillis Wheatley Elementary School to highlight the school’s Opportunity Grant program and Governor Carney’s proposed expansion of non-competitive Opportunity Grants for all qualifying schools. Phillis Wheatley Elementary School also has a Basic Needs Closets that provides increased access to free products designed to meet students’ needs so they can effectively participate in class.

WHO:             Governor John Carney

Michele Marinucci, Director of Student Services, Woodbridge School District

WHEN:          Wednesday, February 28, 2018

11:00 a.m.

WHERE:        Phillis Wheatley Elementary School

48 Church Street

Bridgeville, DE 19933

HIGHLIGHTING MATH COACHES

WHAT:          Meeting with Superintendent Dan Shelton, Principal Green and math coach Annette Roskom, and visit a math classroom. Governor Carney’s proposed budget includes a $1 million investment for math coaches.

WHO:             Governor John Carney

Dan Shelton, Superintendent, Capital School District

Shan Green, Principal, Central Middle School

Annette Roskom, Math Coach

Students

WHEN:          Wednesday, February 28, 2018

 

  • HIGHLIGHTING EARLY EDUCATION AND STARS PROGRAM

WHAT:          Visit classrooms at The Goddard School and read to students in honor of “I Love to Read Month” – highlighting early childhood education and Governor Carney’s proposed $3.8 million investment to fund Delaware’s early learning centers through the STARS program.

WHO:             Governor John Carney

Stacey Stickel, Owner, The Goddard School

Students

WHEN:          Wednesday, February 28, 2018

3:00 p.m.

WHERE:        The Goddard School

50 Polly Drummond Hill Road

Newark, DE 19711

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