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FUNDING BELOW-ADEQUACY SCHOOL DISTRICTS: NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON FOR NJ'S AT-RISK STUDENTS
Published on: June 8, 2011
Leaders in the NJ State Senate may propose increasing state aid in the FY12 budget in order to fund districts spending below the level determined to be "adequate" under the State school aid formula.
SUPREME COURT DECISION SUPPORTS SFRA -- NOW FUND ALL DISTRICTS
TIME TO OVERHAUL NJ'S CHARTER SCHOOL LAW
Published on: May 16, 2011
Charter schools, along with private school vouchers, are the centerpiece of Governor Christie's education "reform" agenda.
STATE FINDS ADDITIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION VIOLATIONS IN PATERSON
Published on: May 9, 2011
As a result of a complaint filed by Education Law Center (ELC) on December 28, 2010, the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) has directed the Paterson school district to provide speech-language services to 43 elementary school students at Paterson's School Number 2.
THE RIGHT WAY TO COMPARE NJ EDUCATION FUNDING -- 2010-11
Published on: May 5, 2011
In a school year marked by drastic cuts in state aid, NJ's poorest districts saw the largest decline in per pupil funding.
SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING STUDY MANDATED BY SFRA NEARLY ONE YEAR OVERDUE
Published on: May 4, 2011
Education Law Center, representing the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN), filed a legal brief this week with the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, challenging the Commissioner of Education's failure to comply with a statutory mandate to complete an independent study of New Jersey's current special education funding method.
PRESIDENT OBAMA GETS IT RIGHT: VOUCHERS WILL HURT, NOT IMPROVE, PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Published on: March 31, 2011
Support is fading fast in the NJ Legislature for a bill that would divert public funds to subsidize private and religious schools through so-called "vouchers." The non-partisan Office of Legislative Services (OLS) recently confirmed that the 40,000 vouchers proposed in the bill would result in the loss of almost $850 million from the State Treasury.
AHSA Scores Show Modest Gains
Published on: March 28, 2011