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EDUCATION LAW CENTER PROVIDES COMMENTS TO STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT REGARDING PROPOSED REGULATIONS
Published on: January 27, 2006
The Education Law Center provided comments to the New Jersey Department of Education regarding its "pre-proposed amendments" to the State Special Education Code as well as its Programs to Support Student Development Code.
NJ SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTITIONERS PROTECT RIGHT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TO STAY IN CURRENT PROGRAMS
Published on: January 18, 2006
Shortly after the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) took effect in July 2005, the New Jersey Department of Education enacted a policy, without notice, that deprived students with disabilities of their right to "stay-put" in their current program pending disputes about proposed program changes.
STATE BOARD REFUSES TO PROVIDE ABBOTT REMEDIES TO RURAL DISTRICTS - DISTRICTS TO FILE APPEAL
Published on: January 8, 2006
The NJ State Board of Education has ruled that students in 16 rural districts are not receiving a "thorough and efficient" education under the state school funding law, known as the Comprehensive Education and Improvement Financing Act (CEIFA).
NEW JERSEY CONTINUES TO LEAD IN SCHOOL FUNDING EQUITY
Published on: January 7, 2006
For the second year in a row, New Jersey has been identified as a national leader in providing equitable school funding for poor and minority students in a report issued by the Washington, DC-based Education Trust.
IRVINGTON SETTLES STUDENT’S ABBOTT CLAIMS WILL DEVELOP INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN
Published on: January 5, 2006
The Irvington school district has settled a high school student’s lawsuit by agreeing to develop and implement an individualized plan to ensure he receives the education programs and support services required by the NJ Supreme Court’s landmark Abbott v. Burke rulings.
STATE BOARD ADOPTS RULES ON STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE
Published on: September 26, 2005
The NJ State Board of Education has adopted regulations governing student discipline and conduct in New Jersey public schools. The rules are designed to address the wide variation in disciplinary practices throughout the state, and to provide basic standards all districts must follow.
ELC URGES STATE BOARD TO REWORK REGULATIONS ON STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE
Published on: April 6, 2005
In comments submitted to the New Jersey State Board of Education, ELC has asked the State Board to delay approval for publication of regulations governing student discipline and the conduct of students in schools until serious deficiencies in the proposal are corrected.
NJ SUPREME COURT ISSUES DECISION IN LANDMARK BULLYING CASE
Published on: March 5, 2005
In L.W., the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed an appellate court ruling that school districts may be liable for damages and other relief under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) for student-on-student harassment based on actual or perceived sexual orientation.