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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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NJ ED COMMISSIONER FAILS TO HELP IMPROVE CAMDEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published on: January 19, 2012

ELC has put the Acting Commissioner of Education on notice about the State’s failure to bring in outside experts to conduct an “in-depth evaluation” and develop and implement an improvement plan to address deficiencies in the Camden Public Schools, as required by QSAC.

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ELC ASKS USDOE TO DEFER DECISION ON NJ'S ED WAIVER APPLICATION

Published on: January 3, 2012

ELC has filed comments requesting that the US Department of Education defer decision on the NJDOE application for a waiver from NCLB until numerous concerns, including transparency and cost, are properly addressed.

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ONE YEAR AFTER INITIAL REQUEST, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES RECORDS

Published on: November 17, 2011

In response to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU-NJ on behalf of ELC, the NJDOE has released public records containing the names of outside persons brought in to review charter school applications. The documents were released nearly one year after the initial request was filed.

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ELC CALLS ON NJDOE TO DEFER AND REVAMP NCLB WAIVER APPLICATION

Published on: November 9, 2011

ELC has raised multiple concerns about the NJDOE's draft application for a waiver from various provisions of NCLB. In comments submitted on November 8, ELC urged the NJDOE to defer submission of the application from November 14 to the next application window in mid-February to address these concerns and obtain public input and support.

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