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GRAD RATE REPORT IS GOOD NEWS TO BUILD ON

Published on: June 9, 2011

Education Week's latest "Diplomas Count" report on high school graduation rates contains good news about NJ public schools. It’s a sharp contrast to the drumbeat of negativity about public education that’s been coming from Governor Chris Christie in recent months.

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AHSA Scores Show Modest Gains

Published on: March 28, 2011

The NJ Department of Education has released results of the AHSA given last December to over 10,000 seniors. The results indicate some modest improvement in passing rates and continued concerns.

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NJ EDUCATORS RELEASE REPORT ON TENURE, TEACHER EVALUATION

Published on: March 2, 2011

EQuATE, a group of NJ educators formed in response to Governor Christie's Executive Order on NJ Educator Effectiveness, has issued a report with a series of recommendations on tenure reform and teacher evaluation.

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Alternative High School Exam Returns

Published on: November 27, 2010

Six months after a poorly implemented state test disrupted the graduation plans of thousands of seniors, New Jersey's Alternative High School Assessment (AHSA) is back. So are concerns about avoiding a repeat of last year's chaos.

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ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL EXAM RETURNS AMID CONTINUED CONCERNS

Published on: November 27, 2010

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Stakeholders Seek To Prevent Repeat of Graduation Turmoil

Published on: August 25, 2010

A stakeholder group convened by ELC has presented recommendations to the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) designed to avoid a repeat of the turmoil that surrounded last year's Alternative High School Assessment (AHSA).

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ELC TO DOE: RELEASE DATA ON AHSA AND 'APPEALS PROCESS'

Published on: June 16, 2010

As the NJ Department of Education proceeds with plans to deny diplomas to unprecedented numbers of seniors on the basis of this year's Alternative High School Assessment (ASHA) scores, Education Law Center has asked the Department and the State Board of Education to release full results of the new assessment so the public will know how many students may not graduate.

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NJDOE CREATES AHSA APPEALS PROCESS, THOUSANDS STILL AT RISK

Published on: May 25, 2010

Responding to increasing pressure over its mishandling of a new graduation test, the NJ Department of Education has created a last-minute "appeals process" for students at risk of not graduating because of their scores on the Alternate High School Assessment (AHSA).

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