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ELC STAFF IN THE NEWS

Published on: November 18, 2013

In recent weeks, ELC attorneys have had the opportunity to weigh in on education policy issues covered by a variety of media outlets.

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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.

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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.

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ELC RECEIVES ADVOCACY AWARD FROM NAACP BRANCH

Published on: October 28, 2013

On October 26, ELC was presented with the Education Advocacy Award by the New Brunswick Area Branch of the NAACP during the organization’s 40th Annual Freedom Fund Luncheon.

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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.

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NJDOE SEEKS TO ELIMINATE CRITICAL SUPPORTS FOR AT-RISK STUDENTS

Published on: July 15, 2013

In a radical change to longstanding practice, the NJDOE is proposing to end the requirement that school districts provide quality, needs-based alternative education settings for at-risk students who are removed from general education. 

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APPELLATE DECISION AFFIRMS COMMISSIONER’S DECISION NOT TO RETURN LOCAL CONTROL TO NEWARK ADVISORY BOARD

Published on: July 8, 2013

A three judge panel in the Appellate Division of NJ Superior Court affirmed Commissioner Cerf's July 2011 decision not to return local control of personnel and governance to the Newark Advisory Board. 

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ELC’S LAWSUIT LEADS STATE TO RETURN CONTROL OF FISCAL MANAGEMENT TO NEWARK ADVISORY BOARD

Published on: June 5, 2013

The return of fiscal management to the district is long overdue. But the district also achieved the necessary benchmarks in personnel and governance, so those areas must be returned as well. 

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