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Legislator: Mental health programs hurt Delaware classrooms

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A member of the state task force that’s trying to improve student behavior and school environments in schools said that tiered mental health programs are killing Delaware  classroom productivity.  “They don’t need all the fancy stuff,” said Sen. Eric Buckson, R-Dover, said. “They don’t need the interventions. They don’t need the couches, they don’t need the specialists. They just need …

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School behavioral infractions remain above 30,000 annually

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A state committee created to evaluate and make recommendations to improve the environment of schools had its third meeting Monday night in which it learned that there were more than 30,000 behavioral infractions to middle and high school students in 2022. Although that number dropped in 2023, it was still north of 11,000 for high schoolers and nearly 14,000 for …

TSD Review May 2

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – May 2, 2024

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include Redding plan would remove Christina, Colonial schools from Wilmington Is the party over for Delaware liquor stores? Chipotle coming to Claymont, as it thinks about its future Jones-Potter expects to face status quo in Wilmington mayor race Christina town hall: phones, bullying, dress code, SATs Mount Pleasant names baseball field Limmina Field Click on the …

The task force is meant to examine and make recommendations in part on how to ensure positive student behavior in schools.

School behavior group wants more funding for specialists

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The state task force dedicated to evaluating the ongoing problems with student behavior and school climate acknowledges that there is a real problem in Delaware schools. The 24-member Student Behavior and School Climate Task Force, made of government and educational officials as well as school behavioral specialists and resource officers, got its first taste of official suspension data Monday night. …