Lawmakers from the Wilmington area urged their Senate colleagues to approve the WEIC school redistricting bill with an impromptu press conference. Matthew Albright/The News Journal

State Sen. Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman wants to reinvigorate the conversation around Wilmington schools.

Three years ago, the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission presented the General Assembly with education policy recommendations to improve schools in the city. 

The issue at hand: How should the state go about supporting high-risk students in the city, and improving access to high-quality public education? 

To meet the needs of students living in poverty, English learners and other high-risk students, the commission recommended that the state adopt a weighted funding model.

The commission also proposed

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