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ELC Asks NJDOE to Release AHSA Data

Published on: April 14, 2010

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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URBAN SUPERINTENDENTS SEEK CHANGES IN NEW SRA GUIDELINES

Published on: October 22, 2009

New Jersey’s Urban School Superintendents have asked the Department of Education (NJDOE) to revise new guidelines for the Special Review Assessment (SRA) for the 2009-10 school year.

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URBAN YOUTH RESEARCHERS REPORT ON NEW GRADUATION STANDARDS

Published on: August 25, 2009

On Aug. 22, the Urban Youth Research Initiative, including teams of youth researchers from Newark, Paterson, and Jersey City, released the findings of a statewide survey on New Jersey’s new high school graduation requirements.

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ED ADVOCATES CHALLENGE NJDOE ON SECONDARY REFORM COSTS

Published on: July 11, 2009

Despite deepening state and local budget crises, the NJ State Board of Education is set to mandate tougher high school graduation standards and new exit exams that will affect every school district in the state.

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SUPPORT FOR URBAN SCHOOLS MISSING FROM NJDOE SECONDARY PROPOSALS

Published on: April 16, 2009

The following testimony was presented to the State Board of Education on April 15 by Stan Karp, Director of ELC’s Secondary Reform Project.

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HIGH SCHOOL REDESIGN EFFORT NEEDS NEW DIRECTION

Published on: September 23, 2008

At the September 17 meeting of the New Jersey State Board of Education, Commissioner of Education Lucille Davy presented plans for "secondary school transformation.

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NJ MISSTEPS ON SECONDARY REFORM PLAN

Published on: April 30, 2008

On April 25, the New Jersey High School Redesign Steering Committee released its long-awaited recommendations for secondary reform in a report entitled NJ Steps: Re-designing Education in NJ for the 21st Century.

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STATE BOARD VOTES TO RETAIN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO GRADUATION

Published on: March 4, 2008

At its March 19 meeting, the New Jersey State Board of Education passed a resolution to retain and reform the Special Review Assessment (SRA), the alternative high school assessment used in recent years by over 10,000 students to earn a high school diploma. The resolution, which passed by an 8-0 vote:

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