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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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ACTING COMMISSIONER AGAIN REVIEWING NEWARK QSAC SCORES

Published on: May 29, 2012

Acting Commissioner Cerf has directed a second “full” review, in less than a year, of the Newark school district’s performance under QSAC, at the same time as a lawsuit is pending that challenges his refusal to withdraw from the four areas in which the district is high performing.

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NJDOE INTENT ON CLOSING SCHOOLS SERVING STUDENTS OF COLOR

Published on: May 21, 2012

The NJDOE under Acting Commissioner Cerf is gearing up to intervene in 75 predominately Black and Latino “Priority” Schools, action that could lead to massive school closings within three years. 

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NJDOE INTENT ON CLOSING SCHOOLS SERVING STUDENTS OF COLOR

Published on: May 21, 2012

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TENURE CHANGES SHOULD AWAIT OUTCOME OF EVALUATION PILOT

Published on: March 6, 2012

In testimony before the Senate Education Committee, ELC urged legislators to put off changes to New Jersey’s tenure law until the State’s teacher evaluation pilot program is completed.

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