Dopey State Legislators! Just end the class size waivers ! Pilot Program with seed money always defaults back on local taxpayers!

Senate Bill 19

149th General Assembly (Present)

Bill Progress

Current Status:

Committee 1/24/17
What happens next?

Awaiting consideration in Committee

Bill Details

Introduced on:

1/24/17

Primary Sponsor:

Additional Sponsor(s):

Co-Sponsor(s):

Long Title:

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CREATION OF A PILOT PROGRAM FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS IN EARLY PRIMARY GRADES FOCUSED ON REDUCED CLASS SIZE AND AN INTENSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE.

Original Synopsis:

Some students from disadvantaged backgrounds arrive at school lacking the same vocabulary and word recognition skills of their peers, putting them at a disadvantage when developing literacy skills in primary grades. In analyzing this disparity, studies have shown that the third grade is a critical turning point in educational development and that students who are not preforming at grade level by this point will continue to fall behind their peers at an increasingly rapid pace. This Act will seek to diminish this performance gap by creating a 3-year pilot program for disadvantaged students in primary grades in Delaware public schools. The State will provide $1 million in grant funding per year, over a 3-year period, to support the pilot program. Under the Act, Delaware State University, Delaware Technical and Community College, and the University of Delaware are invited to help collect and analyze data to assess the program.

Volume Chapter:

N/A

Fiscal Note/Fee Impact:

F/N

Effective Date:

Takes effect upon being signed into law

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One response to “Dopey State Legislators! Just end the class size waivers ! Pilot Program with seed money always defaults back on local taxpayers!

  1. Steven Fackenthall

    I am confused. The bill will create this pilot program and the colleges/universities will analyze to see if progress is made? Is this because they don’t believe poverty has adverse effects on the student learning? re. reducing class size..where will they all go? Many of our schools have EVERY ROOM used.

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