Delaware Education Funding Summit

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Delmarva Conference Center

4100 S. Wakefield Drive

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Newark, DE 19702

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Join the Education Equity Delaware coalition for a half-day summit on the state’s education funding system.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from national and local experts about opportunities to better serve our students by providing equitable and adequate resources according to their need

  • Network with fellow community members committed to advocating for excellent and equitable opportunities for all Delaware students

  • Identify paths toward a more transparent and equitable funding system, including immediate next steps

  • Join an advocacy movement and a coordinated coalition of organizations committed to excellent and equitable education opportunities for all Delaware students

This event is expected to sell out quickly so be sure to register early! We look forward to discussing together the challenges, and opportunities facing our students, including our English learners, low-income students, and special education students!

If you have any questions, please contact edequityde@gmail.com



Agenda:

  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Registration and breakfast

  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Plenary featuring:
    -John B. King Jr., President and CEO of the Education Trust, and former U.S. Secretary of Education
    -Mike Griffith, School Finance Consultant, Education Commission of the States
    -Local advocates including Education Equity Delaware Coalition members, parents, students, and community members

  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Breakout sessions: Opportunity for attendees to learn and strategize about topics such as student-based funding systems, fiscal transparency under ESSA, and serving high-needs students like English learners and low-income students. Featuring UnidosUS, The Education Trust, EdBuild, and Education Commission of the States.

  • 11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Call to action


Directions & Parking Instructions

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FROM THE NORTH (PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, ETC.)

Follow Interstate 95 South to Exit 3, Newark, DE. On exit ramp, keep in left exit lane (Dover, East). Once off the ramp you will be on Rt. 273. Stay in right lane and make right turn at the light on to Chapman Road. At the second red light on Chapman Road turn left (from the left turn lane) on to North Wakefield Drive. A white sign directory reads "The Corporate Center”. Follow North Wakefield Drive and you will see a small sign on your right that says "Conference Center.” Turn right after the sign and you will be on South Wakefield Drive. On your left as you drive down South Wakefield Drive you will see the tennis courts, the pool, and the Conference Center Building. Parking is provided on the right as you approach the complex. Additional parking is available on an upper lot beyond the Conference Center Building. Wheelchair access is available from the circle at the front entrance.

FROM THE SOUTH (BALTIMORE, WASHINGTON, ETC.)

Follow J. F. Kennedy Turnpike (Interstate 95 North 0.8 miles past Service Area) to Exit 3. Keep to your far right off the ramp. Once off the ramp you will be on Rt. 273. Stay in right lane and make right turn at the light on to Chapman Road. At the second red light on Chapman Road turn left (from the left turn lane) on to North Wakefield Drive. A white sign directory reads "The Corporate Center”. Follow North Wakefield Drive and you will see a small sign on your right that says "Conference Center.” Turn right after the sign and you will be on South Wakefield Drive. On your left as you drive down South Wakefield Drive you will see the tennis courts, the pool, and the Conference Center Building. Parking is provided on the right as you approach the complex. Additional parking is available on an upper lot beyond the Conference Center Building. Wheelchair access is available from the circle at the front entrance.

FROM SOUTHERN DELAWARE (SALISBURY, SUSSEX, KENT COUNTIES)

From Dover, get on to Delaware Route 1 North and follow Rt. 1 to Exit 162. From exit ramp, turn left on to Rt. 273 (Christina Rd.) towards Newark (approx. 1.5 miles) until you see University Plaza Shopping Center on your left . Turn left at main intersection light on to Chapman Road. At the second red light on Chapman Road turn left (from the left turn lane) on to North Wakefield Drive. A white sign directory reads "The Corporate Center”. Follow North Wakefield Drive and you will see a small sign on your right that says "Conference Center.” Turn right after the sign and you will be on South Wakefield Drive. On your left as you drive down South Wakefield Drive you will see the tennis courts, the pool, and the Conference Center Building. Parking is provided on the right as you approach the complex. Additional parking is available on an upper lot beyond the Conference Center Building. Wheelchair access is available from the circle at the front entrance.

From Dover following Rt. 13 At Hares Corner (just before New Castle County Airport), turn left at intersection of Rt. 13 & Rt. 273. Follow Rt. 273 (approx. 4 miles) until you see the University Plaza Shopping Center on your left. Then turn left at main intersection on to Chapman Road. At the second red light on Chapman Road turn left (from the left turn lane) on to North Wakefield Drive. A white sign directory reads "The Corporate Center”. Follow North Wakefield Drive and you will see a small sign on your right that says "Conference Center.” Turn right after the sign and you will be on South Wakefield Drive. On your left as you drive down South Wakefield Drive you will see the tennis courts, the pool, and the Conference Center Building. Parking is provided on the right as you approach the complex. Additional parking is available on an upper lot beyond the Conference Center Building. Wheelchair access is available from the circle at the front entrance.

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Delmarva Conference Center

4100 S. Wakefield Drive

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Newark, DE 19702

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