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All ELC news stories are archived here in reverse chronological order. They are also categorized by state in the menu on the left, with New Jersey further broken out into separate subject areas.

PATERSON PRESCHOOLERS FINALLY RECEIVE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES, BUT PROBLEMS REMAIN

Published on: February 28, 2011

As a result of a complaint filed by Education Law Center (ELC) with the NJ Department of Education (DOE), preschoolers in Paterson have begun to receive some of the special education and related services they had been denied since the beginning of the school year.

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LONG OVERDUE RESTART OF SCHOOLS CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM WELCOME BUT WELL SHORT OF ADDRESSING NEED

Published on: February 16, 2011

Yesterday, Governor Christopher Christie announced that the Schools Development Authority (SDA) will restart 10 school construction projects. The announcement comes after more than a year in which all projects in the former Abbott districts were halted, including emergency repairs.

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EQUITY LEADER DAVID SCIARRA NAMED TO NATIONAL EQUITY COMMISSION

Published on: February 11, 2011

The Obama administration has announced the selection of David Sciarra, Executive Director of Education Law Center, to serve on the Equity and Excellence Commission, newly established by the U.S. Department of Education as instructed by Congress.

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Education Reform New Jersey Students Need

Published on: February 8, 2011

Despite difficult financial times, New Jersey continues to be at the top of the nation in education quality and performance.

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STATE HIRING FREEZE LEAVES PATERSON CHILDREN WITHOUT SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

Published on: January 18, 2011

A hiring freeze ordered by the State Department of Education (DOE) on the Paterson school district is now impacting the speech-language services of elementary school children.

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NEW JERSEY GETS TOP MARKS ON NATION'S REPORT CARD

Published on: January 11, 2011

New Jersey continues to lead the nation in education quality and performance according to the annual 50-state survey released today by Education Week.

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SDA CONTINUES TO DEFY LEGISLATURE

Published on: December 21, 2010

For close to a year, the NJ Schools Development Authority (SDA) has stopped all work replacing or renovating the worst school buildings in the state, in direct defiance of legislation enacted in 2008 authorizing funding for those projects, and even though the agency spent $50 million in 2010 on salaries and overhead for over 300 employees.

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TIME TO BUILD NEWARK'S FOUR "SHOVEL READY" NEW SCHOOLS

Published on: November 29, 2010

For decades, Newark students have attended school in buildings that are among the oldest, most obsolete and dangerous in New Jersey, if not the nation.

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