Tag: Delaware General Assembly

Delaware Legislature Makes Progress in Education; More Work Ahead

Early Childhood Education, News

July 5th, 2011

The first year of the 146th General Assembly concluded last week; several bills and budget actions made progress toward education goals and positioned Delaware as a national leader. As always, more remains to be done, both on the issues addressed this year and others that remain unaddressed. In a year when most states faced budget deficits...


Consistency Proposed for Vocational-Technical Admissions


June 28th, 2011

House Bill 211, which just recently was introduced and assigned to the House Education Committee, would require admission into vocational-technical schools be determined through a lottery system rather any other criteria. The driving force behind this bill may be the fact that all three vocational-technical school districts use varied admissions...


Data Governance Bill Introduced in House

Early Childhood Education

June 27th, 2011

House Bill 213, which is on the Delaware House agenda tomorrow, takes the first step in fulfilling our Race to the Top promises around data governance. House Bill 213 accomplishes the following: Extends P-20 Council’s focus past high school to “postsecondary study” and “careers”; Adds Secretaries from the Department of Labor...


Education Committee Moves Legislation Forward


June 22nd, 2011

The House Education Committee today unanimously passed House Bill 205, which would strengthen authorizer oversight of charter schools – which recent events demonstrate is needed - in order to minimize the impact of closing low-performing schools on students and families.  Several people throughout the hearing acknowledged the collaborative...