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SDA REFUSES TO RELEASE REPORTS ON HEALTH AND SAFETY CONDITIONS IN URBAN SCHOOL BUILDINGS
Published on: November 16, 2013
The SDA has denied an Open Public Records Act request filed by ELC to obtain the agency’s reports on the health and safety conditions in four schools badly in need of repair.
ELC SECURES COURT RULING MAINTAINING APPROPRIATE SCHOOLING FOR STUDENT WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES
Published on: November 14, 2013
A recent decision by an Administrative Law Judge has made it possible for a NJ child with severe traumatic brain injury, quadriplegia and an inability to vocalize to continue to attend the specialized school where he experienced marked success.
A NEW YORK COMMUNITY RAISES ITS VOICE FOR FAIR SCHOOL FUNDING
Published on: November 13, 2013
A packed audience of parents and community members listened to a panel of school finance experts, including ELC's Wendy Lecker, at a recent Ossining, NY, Board of Education meeting.
NJDOE DROPS PROPOSAL TO ELIMINATE EMERGENT PROJECTS FROM SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
Published on: November 12, 2013
Under pressure from ELC and advocates, the NJDOE will not eliminate the definitions of “emergent condition” and “emergent project” from the State’s school facilities regulations.
2013 NAEP: New Jersey Solidifies Top State Ranking
Published on: November 7, 2013
The 2013 results for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) have been released, and New Jersey once again stands as a top performer among participating states.
NEWARK'S IRONBOUND SCHOOLS: NEGLECTED, OVERCROWDED AND CRUMBLING
Published on: November 6, 2013
An ELC analysis of Newark Public School building conditions shows that schools in the Ironbound neighborhood are among the most neglected, overcrowded and dilapidated in the city.
NEW JERSEY ATTORNEYS NEEDED TO REPRESENT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Published on: November 4, 2013
ELC is sponsoring a full-day training for lawyers interested in volunteering their time to advocate on behalf of students deprived of their right to special education services.
NJ PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT: PROGRESS STOPS UNDER CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION
Published on: November 3, 2013
In 2012-13, 90,916 NJ three- and four-year-olds are eligible for preschool, but only 47,247 of them are in full-day, high-quality programs. This leaves 43,669 low-income children underserved or not served at all.