SPECIAL EDUCATION IN NEWARK: SOME PROGRESS BUT A LONG WAY TO GO
Published on: March 24, 2013
One year after Newark Public Schools signed a historic Settlement Agreement to improve the delivery of special education services, the latest compliance report filed by the district shows little progress in meeting deadlines in federal law for putting in place Individual Education Programs for students with disabilities.
NJ DISTRICTS CANNOT HOLD PARENTS LIABLE FOR COST OF EDUCATING STUDENT PLACED IN GROUP HOME
Published on: March 17, 2013
A March 5 ruling by Commissioner Cerf ensures that the education of a child placed in a group home will not be disrupted and that parents cannot be held liable for the cost of educating their child.
FEDERAL COURT OF APPEALS RULING PROTECTS RIGHTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Published on: September 24, 2012
In a recent, groundbreaking decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld the rights of students with disabilities to a free and appropriate public education, reversing a NJ District Court dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to obtain compensatory education.
ADVOCATES PUT FORWARD PRIORITIES FOR NJ STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Published on: August 15, 2012
In a hearing before the Senate Education Committee on August 9, advocates for New Jersey’s students with disabilities, including ELC, offered a list of key priorities for legislative action for the coming year.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ED HEEDS ADVOCATES AND RESCINDS POLICY ALLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO CUT SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDS
Published on: April 15, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education rescinded a recently implemented policy that allowed school districts around the country to cut spending on special education services for students with disabilities.
EDUCATION LAW CENTER, GIBBONS P.C., NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND STATE OF NJ SETTLE DECADE-LONG CLASS ACTION
Published on: January 30, 2012
In an historic settlement, six Newark students and their parents, represented by ELC, Gibbons P.C. and Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice, came to an agreement with Newark Public Schools and the State of NJ that will result in major improvements in special education services in Newark.
ELC, WITH HELP FROM SKADDEN ARPS, CREATES POST-SCHOOL TRANSITION MANUAL FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Published on: January 5, 2012
ELC has created “Transition Planning,” a know-your-rights manual in both English and Spanish for parents, students and advocates, detailing the rights of students transitioning from special education to post-school life, as well as the services and supports available to them. The manual is available on the ELC website and in hard copy.
FEDERAL COURT RULING UNDERMINES EDUCATION RIGHTS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Published on: December 21, 2011
Advocates are raising concerns that a case now before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia would significantly undermine education rights for countless children with disabilities, especially those who are indigent.
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