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Planning for 2035

The Vision Coalition Leadership Team is leading the development of the next 10-year plan for public education—to establish a vision and identify promising initiatives for the state to pursue to achieve the excellent and equitable education all Delaware students deserve.

To do that, the Vision Coalition conducted a public survey in 2023 to take the pulse of the education system of today and tomorrow, held town halls across the state where local communities and advocates shared their ideas and perspectives to help shape the future of Delaware Public schools, hosted a webinar on the future of education with an international expert, and convened an inclusive steering committee made up of leaders from across the state to provide advice and direction on key education areas.

The Leadership Team has helped develop two previous plans: Vision 2015 and Student Success 2025.  The 10-year time horizon for the next plan enables long-term visioning and commitments to initiatives that last more than one political cycle or administration. The Leadership Team takes stock every year of the progress to date and opportunities for improvement. Check out the 2023 Annual Progress Report.

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VC 2023 Survey Results

The Vision Coalition 2035 Public Survey took Delawareans’ pulse on the public education system of today and tomorrow.

Hundreds of Delawareans responded to help Delaware set the vision for the future of education.

Students, parents, educators, and community members were asked: What should a Delawarean know and be able to do in 2035? Where has Delaware made the most progress? What should be the top of mind for the next 10 years? See the full press release here.

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Town Halls
This winter in 2024, the Vision Coalition held three in-person town halls across Delaware’s three counties: New Castle, Kent, and Sussex, and two virtual events where local community members and advocates shared their ideas and perspectives to help shape the future of Delaware public schools. We discussed what Delaware should prioritize in the next 10 years, and what their recommendations were in the following education areas:

  • Early childhood education
  • K-12 issues and student supports
  • Educator support
  • Postsecondary success
  • Fair funding and equity

Kent County Town Hall

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Sussex County Town Hall

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New Castle County Town Hall

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Andreas Schleicher Webinar

In fall 2023, the Vision Coalition hosted a virtual discussion on the future of education with Andreas Schleicher, director for the directorate of education and skills for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to learn:

-How is education evolving around the world and in our neighborhoods?
-What are the potential disruptors and trends to consider?  
-How does the U.S. measures up in key areas like early childhood, teachers, public funding, and postsecondary education?
-What can the U.S. build on and learn from internationally?

Steering Committee Members

  • Tony Allen, Delaware State University
  • Aaron Bass, East Side Charter School
  • Mark Brainard, Delaware Technical Community College
  • Shawn Brittingham, State Board of Education
  • Heath Chasanov, Kent Sussex Industries
  • Joan Coker, Kuumba Charter School
  • Stuart Comstock-Gay, Delaware Community Foundation
  • Tammy Croce, Delaware Association of School Administrators
  • Rick Deadwyler, Corteva Agriscience
  • Matt Denn, Redding Consortium
  • Liz Farley Ripple, University of Delaware
  • Tom Horne, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Karryl Hubbard, Department of Labor
  • Joe Jones, New Castle County Vocational Technical School District
  • Tizzy Lockman, Redding Consortium
  • Ashley Lockwood, 2023 Teacher of the Year, Milford School District
  • Scott Malfitano, CSC, Delaware Workforce Development Board
  • Kendall Massett, Delaware Charter School Network
  • Annie Norman, Delaware Division of Libraries
  • Midline Oware, Haitian Coalition
  • Nathalie Princilus, Christina School District
  • Lourdes Puig, Las Américas ASPIRA Academy
  • Mike Quaranta, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
  • Meedra Suratte, Parent information Center of Delaware
  • Jeff Taschner, Delaware State Education Association
  • Michelle Taylor, United Way of Delaware
  • David Tull, Delaware School Board Association
  • Jenn Thompkins, Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League
  • Enid Wallace-Simms, YMCA of Delaware
  • Meghan Walls, Nemours Children’s Health
  • John Wellons, Boys & Girls Club
  • Brenda Wise, CSC, formerly Delaware Office of Management and Budget