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REVISED STATE CHARTER PROGRAM RULES STILL LEGALLY FLAWED
Published on: November 14, 2012
For the second time this year, ELC has submitted written comments on amendments to the State's charter school regulations proposed by the NJDOE. ELC's comments challenge NJDOE's attempt to expand the charter school program without legislative authorization.
ELC ADDS CHARTER SCHOOL DATA TO INTERACTIVE WEBSITE PAGES
Published on: November 5, 2012
ELC has now expanded the user-friendly, interactive data available on its website that provides information on the demographics of NJ’s public school students. The new data allows users to examine the demographics of charter school students and compare charters and host districts.
CORRECTING THE RECORD ON NJ SCHOOL FUNDING
Published on: October 16, 2012
Commissioner Cerf recently presented data showing that spending in high poverty districts exceeds the statewide average. What the Commissioner's critique ignores is the dramatic demographic differences between these districts and the rest of the state.
ELC URGES NY COMMISSION TO CHAMPION THE RIGHT TO FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING
Published on: October 16, 2012
In testimony before the New York Education Reform Commission, ELC urged that the Commission recommend restoration of billions in state foundation aid cut from New York schools since 2010, in order to ensure all New York schoolchildren have the resources needed for a constitutional “sound basic education.”
FEDERAL COURT OF APPEALS RULING PROTECTS RIGHTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Published on: September 24, 2012
In a recent, groundbreaking decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld the rights of students with disabilities to a free and appropriate public education, reversing a NJ District Court dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to obtain compensatory education.
ELC SUPPORTS "RIGHT TO EDUCATION PAKISTAN"
Published on: September 22, 2012
Right to Education Pakistan has released a statement condemning the brutal attack on Malala Yousafzai. Education Law Center has provided assistance to the Right to Education team in their efforts to advance the education rights enshrined in Pakistan's Constitution.
INTERACTIVE STUDENT DEMOGRAPHIC DATA NOW AVAILABLE ON ELC WEBSITE
Published on: September 18, 2012
ELC is pleased to announce that our website has been updated to provide even more data on the racial/ethnic composition, poverty rates, limited English proficiency rates, and special education rates of NJ public school students, whether enrolled in district schools or charter schools.
TASK FORCE ON DEREGULATION WOULD END KEY STUDENT SAFEGUARDS
Published on: September 5, 2012
An “Education Transformation” Task Force established by Governor Christie is proposing the NJDOE eliminate many critical safeguards put in place to ensure New Jersey public school children receive a high quality, “thorough and efficient” education, as guaranteed by the State Constitution and numerous statutes.