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    M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
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    M.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.
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    M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
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    M.A. '15 - Delaware state senator with roots in advocacy.
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    MPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.
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    MPA '17 - Legislative aide credits SPPA experience for helping him excel in the world of politics and policy.
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    MPA '17 - Graduate's policy analysis and research aims to improve education funding.
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    MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional career.
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<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/blog/PublishingImages/Sen%20Poore%20Headshot.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Senate Bill Brings Important Lessons on Consent to Delaware Classrooms<p>​<em>Nicole Poore was elected to represent the 12th Senate District—which represents parts of New Castle, Delaware City, Bear, and Middletown—in 2012. In December 2016 she was named to a leadership position as Senate Majority Whip and became Senate Majority Leader in November 2018. Among several other legislative priorities, she is known especially well as a strong advocate for education, particularly for students with special needs.</em></p><p>Recently, lawmakers across the country have been taking a hard look at whether we are doing enough to ensure people are protected from unwanted sexual advances. While much of that work focused on harassment in the workplace, we here in Delaware also began to examine whether we were providing our children with the tools they need for healthy, respectful adult relationships later in life.</p><p>The limited data available to us raised serious concerns about whether we are meeting that standard.  Annual reports from the Delaware Department of Education show that the incidence of sexual offense among public school students has <a href="https://www.doe.k12.de.us/cms/lib/DE01922744/Centricity/Domain/470/tdv_report18%20final%20report.pdf">increased in recent years</a> with 180 recorded in the 2017-2018 school year. In its first legally required <a href="https://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2019/01/2018-Campus-Sexual-Assault-Report-Submitted-121418.pdf">report on campus sexual assault</a> in Delaware, the state Department of Justice last year recorded 53 cases of rape allegations, 11 accusations of nonconsensual genital contact and 15 incidents of reported nonconsensual sexual contact across six colleges and universities.</p><p>To me, these troubling trends are a clear indication that rather than simply instructing our children on how their bodies work, we should be teaching our kids how to better navigate adult relationships and respect each other wishes. Unlike neighboring states New Jersey and Maryland, Delaware public schools have not consistently covered consent, healthy relationships or sexual assault in their health education programs, even though school-based programs that include those topics have been shown to result in fewer cases of violence and victimization.</p><p>That's why this legislative session, I introduced a bill that calls on schools to be proactive in making sure students know how to ask for, identify, and react to the concept<em> </em>of consent. I'm proud to say my consent education bill, Senate Bill 78, passed the House on June 30 and is now awaiting Gov. John Carney's signature.</p><p>SB 78 will require public and charter schools to add age- and developmentally-appropriate instruction to their existing health classes for grades 7-12  regarding what consent means in the context of a sexual encounter. </p><p>To establish consistency across districts and schools, Senate Bill 78 would define consent as "the unambiguous, voluntary, and freely given agreement by all participants in each physical act in the course of sexual activity, including respect for personal boundaries. The bill also would make clear that consent does not include a lack of resistance in the face of force or an extension of any previous relationship. The legislation would place that definition in the Delaware Code alongside other important school-related regulatory provisions such as bullying, child abuse, criminal youth gangs and teen dating violence.</p><p>Teaching our children to respect personal boundaries is a moral imperative because we know this much-needed policy can cut down on cases of sexual assault, domestic violence, and other violent crimes. When I volunteered in a rape crisis center, I saw first-hand the outcome of not talking about this issue. As a senator, I am committed to do whatever I can to take us in a different direction.</p><p>With help from House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, we managed to get every single one of the 62 legislators representing our state to vote yes on SB 78. I am extremely proud of this effort and grateful to my colleagues for their support. </p><p>​<em>*DISCLAIMER* </em></p><p><em>The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Vice President Biden, the Biden Institute or the University of Delaware.</em></p>by Delaware State Senator Nicole Poore<img alt="" src="/bideninstitute/blog/PublishingImages/Sen%20Poore%20Headshot.jpg?RenditionID=14" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>Biden Institute Guest Blog by Delaware State Senator Nicole Poore<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>https://publish.bidenschool.udel.edu:8443/bideninstitute/research-policy/biden-institute-blog/implementingconsenteducation

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