Tag Archives: Delaware Legislature

Inmate IEPs Can Earn Parole

H.B. 21 would change the eligibility standards for parole or sentence modification for prison inmates who have been required to complete their education by a Delaware court or Department of Read More

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Medicaid Dental Coverage for Adults

Update (8/6/19): Gov. Carney signed S.S. 1 for S.B. 92 into law. Update (6/27/19): S.S. 1 for S.B. 92 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 33–7 and Read More

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Funding K-3 Basic Special Education

H.B. 48 would mandate state funding for “basic” special education services in grades K–3. Currently, the state pays for three categories of special education at higher rates than regular education: Read More

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Nurses in Every School

Update (3/20/19): H.B. 19 was tabled in the House Education Committee, postponing further consideration at this time. H.B. 19 would make available a new source of funding to public and Read More

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CDS’s Pell, other Delaware women leaders denounce gendered school discipline

At the first annual Women’s Leadership Conference Delaware, Pell joined a panel of education leaders to examine how gender informs the use of traditional discipline, such as suspension and expulsion, as well as the growing use of group discussion and mediation. While rates of discipline for female students are lower than those for male students, they are increasing among certain groups of females, especially African Americans. Conversely, among school administrators, female educators are more likely to use discussion and mediation than males. Read More

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Assisted suicide bill removed from agenda again

The House of Representatives did not vote on a controversial assisted suicide bill on their agenda this week. The bill would allow a mentally competent adult with a terminal disease to end his or her life with the aid of a doctor. Opponents have stressed that the bill could lead to individuals with disabilities being pressured to end their lives. Read More

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