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ELC LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE INITIATIVE TO ADVANCE QUALITY EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE
Published on: September 22, 2009
Education Law Center has launched an innovative Foster Care Initiative to provide special education representation for children in New Jersey’s foster care system.
URBAN YOUTH RESEARCHERS REPORT ON NEW GRADUATION STANDARDS
PROPOSED REGULATIONS WEAKEN PRESCHOOL EXPANSION PROGRAM
Published on: August 6, 2009
While Governor Jon Corzine continues to tout the benefits of the Abbott preschool program – benefits reconfirmed by a study released last month – the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) has proposed new preschool regulations that pose a significant challenge to program expansion.
Preschool has proven long-term benefits
Published on: July 29, 2009
An ongoing research evaluation by a Rutgers University research team shows disadvantaged children attending New Jersey's preschool program are better prepared for kindergarten and perform better in early elementary grades.
ED ADVOCATES CHALLENGE NJDOE ON SECONDARY REFORM COSTS
Published on: July 11, 2009
Despite deepening state and local budget crises, the NJ State Board of Education is set to mandate tougher high school graduation standards and new exit exams that will affect every school district in the state.
Secretary Duncan: Keep Charters out of the Muck, Please
Published on: July 9, 2009
Secretary Arne Duncan used his speech before the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools to spotlight the “bottom 5%” of America’s public schools.
MORE EVIDENCE LINKING ABBOTT FUNDING TO IMPROVED STUDENT OUTCOMES
Published on: July 2, 2009
Another research study has linked the additional funding provided to New Jersey’s 31 urban school districts under the landmark Abbott v. Burke school funding case to improved student outcomes.
THE REAL COSTS OF THE PROPOSED FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY RULES.
Published on: June 19, 2009
The Education Law Center (ELC) strongly opposes the special education provisions of the proposed fiscal accountability regulations being promoted by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to replace the previous regulations set to expire on June 30.