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AHSA Scores Show Modest Gains

Published on: March 28, 2011

The NJ Department of Education has released results of the AHSA given last December to over 10,000 seniors. The results indicate some modest improvement in passing rates and continued concerns.

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Supreme Court Accelerates School Funding Case

Published on: March 24, 2011

The NJ Supreme Court has issued an order accelerating the schedule for the Justices' consideration of the constitutionality of the school aid cuts in 2010-11.

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SPECIAL MASTER FINDS THAT STATE AID CUTS UNDERMINE "T&E"

Published on: March 22, 2011

The Education Law Center (ELC) issued the following statement regarding the ruling today by Judge Peter E. Doyne, the Special Master appointed by the NJ Supreme Court to conduct a remand hearing on the State's underfunding of the school aid formula in 2010-11.

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GOVERNOR'S FY12 BUDGET AGAIN GOES "OFF FORMULA," IGNORING STUDENTS' FUNDING NEEDS

Published on: March 7, 2011

For the second straight year, Governor Chris Christie's proposal for K-12 state aid ignores the legal requirements of the State's school funding formula, depriving over one-third of NJ districts of the funding necessary to deliver the Core Curriculum Content Standards to students, particularly those at risk of academic failure.

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NJ EDUCATORS RELEASE REPORT ON TENURE, TEACHER EVALUATION

Published on: March 2, 2011

EQuATE, a group of NJ educators formed in response to Governor Christie's Executive Order on NJ Educator Effectiveness, has issued a report with a series of recommendations on tenure reform and teacher evaluation.

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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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