Gov. Carney Signs Bill To Require Black History Instruction In Schools

Governor John Carney signs legislation that mandates Black History instruction in Delaware schools (photo courtesy of Governor John Carney's office)

Delaware school districts and charter schools will be required to teach about Black History starting with the 2022-23 academic year. Governor John Carney signed House Bill 198 into law Thursday in Wilmington. Several organizations as well as Africana studies programs at the University of Delaware and Delaware State would be involved in designing the curriculum. Focal…

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Black History Mandate In Schools Passes Del. House

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Delaware students could get what’s termed a ‘more realistic and wholistic history of Black people’ under legislation approved in the House of Representatives Thursday. The measure would require Delaware school districts and charter schools to provide curricula on Black History, providing education on how Black people were treated throughout history in the US and on…

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Opponents Of Gun Bills Criticize Process

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Two gun-related bills have passed in the Delaware State Senate, but opponents and critics Thursday continued to question their constitutionality. They have also spoken out about the process that led to their passage. One bill would a permit and training to purchase a handgun. The other would outlaw sale of large-capacity magazines capable of holding…

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Update | Quick Action Promised On Del. Gun Bills

Update: The Delaware State Senate is scheduled to take action today on bills that would require a permit to purchase a handgun and limit high-capacity magazines.The measures were debated during a virtual meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.The day before, the sponsors Senate President pro tempore David Sokola and Majority Whip Elizabeth Tizzy Lockman…

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Del. Legislation Seeks To Ensure Schools Teach Black History

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Delaware public schools would be required to teach about Black history, under legislation filed in the General Assembly. Sponsors of House Bill 198 said Monday that if it’s approved, the requirement to teach about Black history in K-through-12 classes in public and charter schools would take effect with the 2022-23 academic year. “Isolating Black history…

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