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ERIC Number: EJ882816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
State Education Finance and Governance Profile: Delaware
Canon, Katherine
Peabody Journal of Education, v85 n1 p58-60 2010
This article presents the state education finance and governance of Delaware. Funding for public education generally comes from three sources: the federal government (7.6%), the state government (64.3%), and local governments (28.1%). Educational expenditures for K-12 public schools in Delaware total $1.66 billion. Per-pupil expenditure in the state equals $11,061, which is above the national average by about 25%. Delaware's basic education governance structure includes a chief state school officer, a state board of education, and 16 local school boards. The chief state school officer is appointed by the governor for an unlimited term. One challenge facing the state is the low levels of college readiness, college completion, and employment readiness for both White and minority high school graduates. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Delaware