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Special Education

HUNDREDS OF NEWARK CHILDREN STILL NOT RECEIVING SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES ON TIME

Published on: March 3, 2015

At least 350 Newark schoolchildren did not receive timely evaluations for special education over the last six months, according to a February compliance report filed with the NJDOE and ELC by the State-Operated Newark Public Schools.

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ELC PRESSES NJ TASK FORCE TO IMPROVE SPECIAL EDUCATION

Published on: November 6, 2014

ELC is calling on a State task force to address several urgent barriers to improving delivery of special education for New Jersey’s 220,000 students with disabilities.

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NEWARK CONTINUES TO DELAY SERVICES TO HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, PROMPTING STATE ACTION

Published on: October 1, 2014

Over two and half years after a court-ordered settlement, a July 2014 compliance report again shows almost no progress by Newark Public Schools NPS in improving the delivery of services to students with disabilities.

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NO PROGRESS IN NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO IMPROVE DELIVERY OF SERVICES TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: June 15, 2014

The latest compliance report on implementation of a 2012 court-ordered settlement shows Newark Public Schools has made no progress meeting timelines for the initial evaluation and placement of students with disabilities in special education services. 

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ADVOCATES AND NJ SETTLE FEDERAL LAWSUIT TO ENSURE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES RECEIVE AN APPROPRIATE EDUCATION

Published on: March 2, 2014

Nearly seven years after a lawsuit was originally filed, disability advocates entered into an historic settlement with the NJDOE to ensure that NJ students with disabilities receive an appropriate education in the “least restrictive environment.”

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NEWARK STILL NOT MAKING PROGRESS SERVING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: January 13, 2014

Nearly two years since the Newark Public Schools agreed to a court-ordered Settlement to improve the delivery of special education services, the latest compliance report shows little progress in meeting deadlines for serving the district’s students with disabilities.

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ELC SECURES COURT RULING MAINTAINING APPROPRIATE SCHOOLING FOR STUDENT WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES

Published on: November 14, 2013

A recent decision by an Administrative Law Judge has made it possible for a NJ child with severe traumatic brain injury, quadriplegia and an inability to vocalize to continue to attend the specialized school where he experienced marked success.

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ADVOCATES ADVANCE RIGHTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN NEW JERSEY

Published on: August 12, 2013

Advocates for New Jersey's more than 200,000 students with disabilities have recently succeeded in protecting and advancing these students’ educational rights before the State Board of Education and the State Legislature.

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