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Discipline and Bullying

ADVOCATES TELL NJ ANTI-BULLYING TASK FORCE THAT FURTHER REFORM IS NEEDED

Published on: April 22, 2013

New Jersey Special Education Practitioners, with the support of ELC and other advocacy groups, presented testimony and written comments to New Jersey's Anti-Bullying Task Force about revisions needed to the state’s anti-bullying law. 

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FUNDING SCHOOLS UNDER STATE FORMULA IS KEY TO IMPLEMENTING NJ ANTI-BULLYING LAW

Published on: March 30, 2012

In response to a pending challenge before the Council on Local Mandates, the NJ Legislature recently amended  the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights to provide $1 million in grants for bullying prevention to be made available to school districts to implement the law's requirements.

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REPRESENTING STUDENTS WHO ARE BULLIED

Published on: November 8, 2011

ELC and Volunteer Lawyers for Justice have designed a training seminar to encourage attorneys to take on pro bono representation of students who are bullied. The seminar, which features a range of presenters on topics including federal and state law and bullying awareness, will take place on Nov. 29 at Rutgers School of Law-Newark.

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NJ BULLYING COMMISSION ISSUES URGENT CALL FOR REFORM

Published on: December 15, 2009

Noting that nearly 160,000 school children miss school each day because they fear being bullied, the NJ Commission on Bullying in Schools issued a report today aimed at reducing school harassment, intimidation, and bullying: "There Isn't a Moment to Lose: An Urgent Call for Legal Reform and Effective Practices to Combat Bullying in New Jersey Schools."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION EXTENDED TO AGE 20

Published on: December 12, 2003

The NJ State Board of Education has ruled that alternative education for an expelled high school student must be extended until he reaches his twentieth birthday.

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