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Del. Senate Approves School Choice Bill

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DOVER, Del. (AP)- The state Senate has approved a bill standardizing the school choice process in Delaware.

The bill received unanimous Senate approval with little discussion Tuesday, one week after a similar unanimous vote in the House. It now goes to Gov. Jack Markell.

School choice allows students to attend schools other than the ones they would attend under regular attendance policies.

Currently, school districts have their own criteria and application forms for accepting choice students, which some say results in confusion and discrimination.

The bill creates a uniform system for school choice applications, making the process easier for parents to navigate.

It also requires districts to use the same standards for choice students as they do for students in their regular attendance zones and eliminates discrimination against students with special needs.

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