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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.

ABBOTT IS BRIGHT SPOT FOR NJ POOR CHILDREN

Published on: June 4, 2008

Over the past five years, living conditions haven’t improved much for poor children in New Jersey, according to the latest Kids Count report.

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NJ MISSTEPS ON SECONDARY REFORM PLAN

Published on: April 30, 2008

On April 25, the New Jersey High School Redesign Steering Committee released its long-awaited recommendations for secondary reform in a report entitled NJ Steps: Re-designing Education in NJ for the 21st Century.

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STATE BOARD VOTES TO RETAIN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO GRADUATION

Published on: March 4, 2008

At its March 19 meeting, the New Jersey State Board of Education passed a resolution to retain and reform the Special Review Assessment (SRA), the alternative high school assessment used in recent years by over 10,000 students to earn a high school diploma. The resolution, which passed by an 8-0 vote:

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COURT GIVES GOVERNOR & LEGISLATURE ANOTHER CHANCE TO FUND SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

Published on: February 19, 2008

In an order issued today, the NJ Supreme Court has given Governor Jon Corzine and the State Legislature another chance to take prompt, good faith action to approve $2.5 billion in new construction funds to restart numerous stalled school projects in Abbott districts.

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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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