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A national legal group for the poor says Wilmington officials are likely violating its most vulnerable citizens’ constitutional rights.


Sarah Mueller

Gov. John Carney toured a Dover elementary school Thursday. He talked with school administrators about funding for disadvantaged students.


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Delaware’s three county governments have failed to convince a judge to dismiss part of a lawsuit seeking property value reassessments.


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Delaware schools must now provide more transparency about their use of discipline. Gov. John Carney recently signed legislation that aims to reduce out-of-school suspensions.


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Delaware’s Department of Education has revised a controversial proposed anti-discrimination rule.


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The Delaware House could vote Tuesday on legislation removing firearms from people suffering from a mental health crisis. The goal is to prevent people who are homicidal or suicidal from accessing a gun.


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Last summer, the ACLU of Delaware filed a lawsuit against the town of Milton. That suit has been settled.


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The theme of this year’s ACLU of Delaware annual meeting was: “the ACLU in the age of Trump.”


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A bill aiming to transform how Delaware schools approach school discipline didn’t reach the finish line this legislative session. But Senator Margaret Rose Henry says it will be back next year.


ACLU weighs in on state of Delaware prisons

Jun 9, 2017
Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

Delaware currently has the highest rate of incarceration in the Mid-Atlantic region – and nearly double the national rate between 1978 and 2015.

And while states like New York and New Jersey have shown a dramatic decline in their prison populations since the late 1990s, Delaware’s population has remained steady. A Department of Correction annual report cites close to 23,000 people in its system as of June 30th of last year.

The ACLU of Delaware hosted a discussion on prison reform this week, featuring David Fathi, Director of the ACLU National Prison Project.  Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly interviewed  Fathi for The Green.

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