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ACLU Criticizes New Rules for Suspending Delaware Students

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Sharp criticism is coming from civil rights groups for new disciplinary rules for public schools in Delaware.

The new regulations by the Department of Education, they said, would make it too easy for administrators to suspend or expel students rather than seek alternatives.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware believes the new regulations would remove safe guards against suspensions or expulsions for minor infractions.

The Education Department told the paper that the agency was finalizing the rules and would be reviewing comments from the public.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.