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RAC ACTIVITIES RAISE MAJOR QUESTIONS

Published on: December 16, 2012

The NJDOE has rushed to establish “Regional Achievement Centers” (RAC) as part of the NCLB waiver granted in 2012 by the U.S. Education Department. However, serious questions remain about the scope of RAC activities and the sources of their funding.

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ELC SUPPORTS "RIGHT TO EDUCATION PAKISTAN"

Published on: September 22, 2012

Right to Education Pakistan has released a statement condemning the brutal attack on Malala Yousafzai. Education Law Center has provided assistance to the Right to Education team in their efforts to advance the education rights enshrined in Pakistan's Constitution.

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INTERACTIVE STUDENT DEMOGRAPHIC DATA NOW AVAILABLE ON ELC WEBSITE

Published on: September 18, 2012

ELC is pleased to announce that our website has been updated to provide even more data on the racial/ethnic composition, poverty rates, limited English proficiency rates, and special education rates of NJ public school students, whether enrolled in district schools or charter schools. 

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TASK FORCE ON DEREGULATION WOULD END KEY STUDENT SAFEGUARDS

Published on: September 5, 2012

An “Education  Transformation” Task Force established by Governor Christie is proposing the NJDOE eliminate many critical safeguards put in place to ensure New Jersey public school children receive a high quality, “thorough and efficient” education, as guaranteed by the State Constitution and numerous statutes.

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STATE ORDERS PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO FOLLOW NEW ACCOUNTABILITY POLICY WITHOUT PUTTING RULES IN PLACE

Published on: August 30, 2012

NJDOE is moving ahead with a major overhaul in the State’s public school accountability system without providing detailed rules to guide implementation of the new system in districts and charter schools, as mandated by state law.

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ELC OBTAINS CONFIDENTIAL NJDOE SCHOOL TURNAROUND PLAN

Published on: July 30, 2012

In response to an OPRA request, ELC has obtained a confidential proposal prepared for the Broad Foundation by the NJDOE to “turnaround,” take control, and potentially close over 200 public schools over the next three years. 

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ELC LAUNCHES PROBE OF STRUGGLING LAKEWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published on: July 16, 2012

In response to repeated concerns raised by Lakewood public school parents and residents, ELC has filed an OPRA request for detailed documentation about the Lakewood school district’s plan to reconfigure school grade assignments and for academic and budgetary records from prior years.

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ACTING COMMISSIONER DRAMATICALLY LOWERS NEWARK'S STATE MONITORING SCORES

Published on: July 5, 2012

Acting Commissioner Cerf issued yet another round of scores on the Newark district's performance; the latest scores dramatically lower the district's ratings in the governance, personnel, and curriculum and instruction areas of QSAC monitoring.

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