HB 238 would bar charter schools from giving preference to applicants within a 5-mile radius of the school.

Bill to block 5-mile radius charter preference rule draws heat

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

A bill that would bar charter schools from giving preference in student admissions to those living within a 5-mile radius of the school faced a lot of scrutiny in the Senate Executive Committee Wednesday. House Bill 238 was passed by the House on May 5, although it faced concerns in the House hearings as well.  Rep. Nnamdi Chukwuocha, D-Wilmington, said …

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Paid leave bill to be walked through House committee

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Healthy Delaware Families Act is expected to proceed to the House Appropriations Committee despite not receiving the requisite number of votes in the House Health and Human Development Committee Wednesday. Photo/Getty Images. The bill to create a statewide paid family and medical leave program faced a slight hiccup on its journey to becoming law Wednesday. The Healthy Delaware Families …

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FAME Inc’s $2.8 million state grant will support new STEM training lab

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  This rendering depicts FAME Inc.’s planned new $6.5 million Learning Lab to support STEM education and jobs.   A non-profit that encourages minority students to pursue education, training and work in STEM fields is poised to build a $6.5 million learning lab in downtown Wilmington. The 17,000-square-foot lab will provide spaces for students to learn through hands-on experiential learning. …

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After emotional debate, bill defining bail for Class A felonies heads to Carney

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels. Alleged offenders of certain violent crimes could soon face mandatory minimum bail requirements under a bill passed by the House of Representatives Thursday. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 7 is aimed at reducing violent crime in two of Delaware’s largest and most dangerous cities, Wilmington and Dover, by eliminating the ability of judges …

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House passes gun magazine bill with amendments; it goes back to Senate

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Glock and its magazine. Photo by Timothy Dykes of Unsplash A bill aimed at restricting firearm magazine capacity in Delaware passed in the House of Representatives Thursday along party lines. Senate Bill 6, which was given the green light by the Senate in April of this year, bans the possession, sale, purchasing, receiving or transferring of magazines whose capacity exceeds …