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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.

BILL PLACING BURDEN OF PROOF ON DISTRICTS NOW LAW

Published on: February 5, 2008

On January 13th Governor Corzine signed into law a bill for which disability and education advocates fought long and hard. Now a part of New Jersey’s Special Education Statute, the bill places the burdens of proof and production on school districts in special education due process hearings.

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REPORT ON SCHOOLYARD PLANNING AND DESIGN RELEASED

Published on: January 16, 2008

NJIT’s Center for Architecture and Building Science Research (CABSR) has published a report that explores ways of enhancing outdoor play and learning through more effective schoolyard design.

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EDUCATION LAW CENTER LAUNCHES NATIONAL INITIATIVE

Published on: January 15, 2008

Education Law Center (ELC) today launched a new, expanded national initiative on behalf of public school children – Education Justice – as announced by ELC Executive Director David Sciarra. Education Justice (EdJustice) at ELC will support advocates, policymakers, attorneys and others, in states across the nation, who are working to strengthen and improve public schools, especially those schools serving low-income and minority students.

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ELC SUPPORTS PLAN TO RETAIN ALTERNATIVE GRADUATION ASSESSMENT

Published on: January 9, 2008

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Appellate Court Orders State To Make Public Alternative School Funding Formulas

Published on: December 11, 2007

he New Jersey Appellate Court today ordered NJDOE to release to the public a 2003 memo containing alternative formulas for funding New Jersey’s public schools.

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NEW STUDY SETS COST OF HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL AT $12,276 PER-PUPIL

Published on: December 10, 2007

Education Law Center today announced the release of a new study of the cost of providing high quality preschool in New Jersey.

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ELC Testifies In Favor Of Bill Which Places Burden On School Districts In Special Education Cases

Published on: December 5, 2007

The Education Law Center’s testimony, as well as the testimony of numerous other special education advocates, was well received by the Education Committee which unanimously voted in favor of S2604.

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NEW STUDY DISCREDITS NJDOE’S 2003 EDUCATION COSTS

Published on: November 29, 2007

The school finance consultant used by the Department of Education in 2003 to assist in costing out an adequate education in NJ just completed a similar cost study for Pennsylvania, and the results again call into serious question the cost determinations reached in the NJ study.

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