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EDUCATION LAW CENTER LAUNCHES NATIONAL INITIATIVE

Published on: January 15, 2008

Education Law Center (ELC) today launched a new, expanded national initiative on behalf of public school children – Education Justice – as announced by ELC Executive Director David Sciarra. Education Justice (EdJustice) at ELC will support advocates, policymakers, attorneys and others, in states across the nation, who are working to strengthen and improve public schools, especially those schools serving low-income and minority students.

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KPMG: NJ ED DEPARTMENT HAS SERIOUS PROBLEMS

Published on: October 16, 2007

A recently released evaluation of the NJ Department of Education by the national management firm of KPMG calls into serious question the agency’s ability to fulfill its responsibilities.

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COMMISSIONER ASKED TO DECIDE IF PLEASANTVILLE BOARD MEMBERS SHOULD STEP ASIDE

Published on: October 15, 2007

Parents and community leaders in Pleasantville are demanding that two Pleasantville school board members arrested on corruption charges last month resign in order to restore public confidence in the district.

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COMMISSIONER CHOOSES PRIVATE, CLOSED PROCESS TO SOLICIT BIDS FOR EVALUATION OF STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Published on: April 10, 2007

On the heels of another internal "reorganization" of the NJ Department of Education, Commissioner Lucille Davy has initiated bidding for an outside review of the Department.

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NJDOE REORGANIZED BEFORE INDEPENDENT EVALUATION

Published on: March 23, 2007

On March 7th, State Education Commissioner Lucille Davy presented a plan to reorganize the New Jersey Department of Education.

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BILL REQUIRING EVALUATION OF NJDOE NOW LAW

Published on: February 28, 2007

On January 29th, Governor Jon Corzine signed into law Joint Resolution No. 3 mandating the State to contract with an "independent entity" to conduct "a thorough and comprehensive evaluation" of the operations of the NJ Department of Education.

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ABBOTT LEGISLATORS WANT OUTSIDE EXPERTS TO EVALUATE NJDOE

Published on: December 11, 2006

Legislators representing Abbott school districts want outside experts, not the Commissioner of Education, to conduct a thorough, independent review of the NJ Department of Education in order to fix longstanding deficiencies in the agency’s operations and performance.

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REPORT FINDS SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH STATE'S NEW DISTRICT MONITORING SYSTEM

Published on: November 17, 2006

The Institute on Education Law and Policy (IELP) at Rutgers-Newark recently released a report evaluating the 2006 pilot program conducted by the Department of Education (DOE) for the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) Act of 2005.

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