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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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Alternative High School Exam Returns

Published on: November 27, 2010

Six months after a poorly implemented state test disrupted the graduation plans of thousands of seniors, New Jersey's Alternative High School Assessment (AHSA) is back. So are concerns about avoiding a repeat of last year's chaos.

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ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL EXAM RETURNS AMID CONTINUED CONCERNS

Published on: November 27, 2010

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PATERSON PRE-K CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES DEMAND SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

Published on: November 19, 2010

A hiring freeze imposed by the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) on the Paterson school district has resulted in hundreds of preschoolers with disabilities not receiving the special education and related services to which they are entitled under state and federal law.

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ADVOCACY GROUPS SUPPORT NJ ED DEPARTMENT EFFORTS TO ENSURE EDUCATION FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN, URGE ADDITIONAL STEPS

Published on: November 4, 2010

The American Civil Liberties Union of NJ (ACLU) and the NJ Immigration Policy Network (NJIPN) submitted a letter to Acting Commissioner of Education Rochelle Hendricks on November 1 commending her for reminding school districts that "domicile and age are the only factors to determine eligibility for a free public education."

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IS STATE DELAYING RETURN OF THE BIG THREE TO LOCAL CONTROL?

Published on: October 27, 2010

Earlier this month, the Joint Committee on the Public Schools held a hearing on implementation of legislation designed to quickly move the three State takeover districts -- Jersey City, Newark and Paterson -- back to local control.

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GOVERNOR'S CONSTRUCTION SHUTDOWN LEAVES CHILDREN TRAPPED IN CRUMBLING SCHOOLS

Published on: September 22, 2010

As Governor Christie's order to stop school construction reached its 10th month, there is no relief in sight for thousands of public school children trapped in crumbling, outmoded, and overcrowded school buildings in New Jersey's poorest neighborhoods.

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NEW LAW AIMS FOR EDUCATIONAL STABILITY FOR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE

Published on: September 21, 2010

On September 9, 2010, Governor Christie signed into law a bill to promote educational stability for children in foster care.

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