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COMMISSIONER SAYS NEW TESTS WILL NOT BE TIED TO HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS
Published on: October 24, 2013
In a potentially significant move away from high stakes exit testing, the NJ Education Commissioner has announced that new PARCC tests will not be tied to high school graduation for up to five years.
NYC HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS: CHOICE MEANS SEGREGATION
Published on: October 23, 2013
A new study shows that New York City's "choice" school admissions policy is reinforcing and deepening educational disparities among city students.
ELC PUSHES NJ COMMISSIONER TO FILE LONG OVERDUE PROGRESS REPORTS ON STATE TAKEOVER DISTRICTS
Published on: October 14, 2013
NJ Education Commissioner Cerf has failed to file annual reports for the last three years with the Legislature’s oversight committee on State operation of the Newark, Paterson and Jersey City public schools.
NY SCHOOL REVENUE CAP ADDS TO FUNDING INEQUITIES
Published on: October 1, 2013
NY's Alliance for Quality Education, with the assistance of CFE, recently filed an amicus brief in a case challenging the NY State law that restricts districts statewide from raising adequate revenue for their schools.
ELC RESPONDS TO STATE ON DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS AT TRENTON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
Published on: September 26, 2013
ELC released a statement calling the SDA’s assertion that the State, through the SDA, has no responsibility to repair emergent conditions at Trenton Central High School not only irresponsible, but patently false.
CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION INACTION FORCES TRENTON STUDENTS AND TEACHERS TO ENDURE ANOTHER YEAR OF UNFIT AND UNSAFE BUILDING CONDITIONS
Published on: September 15, 2013
ELC joined state legislators and a vocal group of teachers and advocates before the State Board of Education to let Board members know about the dreadful conditions at Trenton Central High School.
PUTTING HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS TO THE TEST
Published on: September 11, 2013
NJ’s high graduation rates have been sustained by assessment policies that give students various ways to meet State standards called “multiple pathways.” However, the onset of the PARCC assessments could significantly narrow those alternatives.
BACK TO SCHOOL 2013: IMMIGRATION STATUS CANNOT BE USED TO DENY ENROLLMENT
Published on: September 10, 2013
As NJ students return to school this fall, it is important for families to know what is required to prove residency for the purposes of school admission. Just as important is an understanding of what is not required and when a school district is in violation of the law.