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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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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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