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TENURE CHANGES SHOULD AWAIT OUTCOME OF EVALUATION PILOT
Published on: March 6, 2012
In testimony before the Senate Education Committee, ELC urged legislators to put off changes to New Jersey’s tenure law until the State’s teacher evaluation pilot program is completed.
EDUCATION LAW CENTER, GIBBONS P.C., NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND STATE OF NJ SETTLE DECADE-LONG CLASS ACTION
Published on: January 30, 2012
In an historic settlement, six Newark students and their parents, represented by ELC, Gibbons P.C. and Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice, came to an agreement with Newark Public Schools and the State of NJ that will result in major improvements in special education services in Newark.
NEW JERSEY’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS GET HIGH MARKS ONCE AGAIN
Published on: January 25, 2012
NJ’s public schools once again received high marks in Education Week’s Quality Counts report, an annual survey of the education systems in all 50 states. NJ was ranked 6th overall.
NJ ED COMMISSIONER FAILS TO HELP IMPROVE CAMDEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Published on: January 19, 2012
ELC has put the Acting Commissioner of Education on notice about the State’s failure to bring in outside experts to conduct an “in-depth evaluation” and develop and implement an improvement plan to address deficiencies in the Camden Public Schools, as required by QSAC.
ELC DEMANDS INVESTIGATION INTO CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION'S REFUSAL TO ADDRESS DANGEROUS CONDITIONS IN URBAN SCHOOL BUILDINGS
Published on: January 18, 2012
ELC has sent a letter to the chairs of the Senate and Assembly Education Committees urging these lawmakers to investigate the Christie Administration's refusal to address hundreds of emergency health and safety repairs in urban school buildings across the state.
HUNDREDS OF EMERGENCY REPAIRS IN URBAN SCHOOLS IGNORED BY CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION
Published on: January 11, 2012
As Governor Christie’s shutdown of the State school construction program enters its third year, hundreds of requests by districts for emergency health and safety repairs in urban school buildings have gone unanswered for months by the NJDOE and the Schools Development Authority.
ELC, WITH HELP FROM SKADDEN ARPS, CREATES POST-SCHOOL TRANSITION MANUAL FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Published on: January 5, 2012
ELC has created “Transition Planning,” a know-your-rights manual in both English and Spanish for parents, students and advocates, detailing the rights of students transitioning from special education to post-school life, as well as the services and supports available to them. The manual is available on the ELC website and in hard copy.
ELC ASKS USDOE TO DEFER DECISION ON NJ'S ED WAIVER APPLICATION
Published on: January 3, 2012
ELC has filed comments requesting that the US Department of Education defer decision on the NJDOE application for a waiver from NCLB until numerous concerns, including transparency and cost, are properly addressed.