The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with Wesley College in Dover, Delaware after finding the college in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as it applies to sexual violence and sexual harassment. OCR determined that students accused of sexual misconduct had their Title IX rights violated by Wesley in the course of its investigation of the case.
The state of Delaware continues to be a leader in child sexual abuse prevention. The state has joined more than 25 states that require prevention and awareness training for school officials, teachers and parents.
Designed to help stakeholders better understand the policy environment surrounding current school discipline practices in our country. This compendium provides information on school discipline laws and administrative regulations for the United States, including the 50 States, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.
Wendy Turner teaches second grade at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in Wilmington, Delaware. Her passion for connecting learning in the classroom to the real world and her focus on social-emotional learning led to her being named the 2017 Delaware Teacher of the Year.
To Duvall, it’s even more important to improve the climate of a school with overcrowded classrooms. “It is about modeling accountable talk,” she says. “It is putting [social-emotional learning practices] in place—whether you have a class of one or a class of 41.”