Breaking Down Barriers, Building Relationships: Delaware’s Collaborative Approach to Inventorying Whole-Child Efforts
Laura Buckner; WestEd
To support state education agency (SEA) leaders in establishing a statewide vision for serving the whole person, WestEd drafted and piloted a guide, Serving the Whole Person: An Alignment and Coherence Guide for State Education Agencies, in collaboration with several SEAs.
This case story describes Delaware Department of Education (DOE)’s collaborative approach to inventorying whole-child efforts, using and adapting the SEA Alignment and Coherence Guide to comprehensively review their statewide initiatives. It also shares key insights that may benefit other SEAs as they consider their own efforts to improve the alignment and coherence of their whole-person or whole-child initiatives.