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NEWARK SCHOOLS' COURT MONITOR QUESTIONS VALIDITY OF KEY SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS
Published on: October 26, 2015
The monitor overseeing a class action settlement to improve special education in the Newark Public Schools has raised serious questions about the validity of a key record in files of children seeking special education services.
NJDOE GRADUATION PROPOSALS PUT ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AT RISK
Published on: October 19, 2015
The NJDOE’s new graduation policies will limit the opportunities ELL students have to satisfy State standards and earn a diploma in several ways.
NJDOE Continues to Illegally Revise NJ Graduation Policies
Published on: October 8, 2015
The NJDOE is continuing its practice of revising high school graduation policies in violation of NJ's procedures for changing the rules governing the state’s public education system.
THE FACTS ON HOLD HARMLESS AID IN NJ’S SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA
Published on: October 6, 2015
ELC has issued a new policy brief on the role of hold harmless aid – called “adjustment aid” – in NJ’s statewide, weighted student funding formula established by the Legislature in the School Funding Reform Act.
NJ CHARTERS CARRYING SUBSTANTIAL SURPLUS EVEN AS DISTRICTS MAKE CUTS
Published on: September 24, 2015
An ELC analysis of the most recently available, audited school budgets shows many NJ charter schools carry a significant amount of surplus fund balance.
NJ MUST GET MOVING ON EXPANDING ABBOTT PRESCHOOL STATEWIDE
Published on: September 22, 2015
ELC, along with a dozen other organizations, testified before the NJ Senate Education Committee about the proven benefits of the nationally acclaimed Abbott preschool program.
AMICI URGE PA COURTS TO HEAR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CASE
Published on: September 21, 2015
ELC and several Pennsylvania organizations filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs in William Penn School District v. State, a school funding and educational opportunity case.
WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT FINDS CHARTER SCHOOL LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Published on: September 14, 2015
The Washington Supreme Court voided the state's charter school statute because it circumvents local control and diverts education funds away from district schools, in violation of the state constitution.