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Special Education

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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CAPE MAY VOCATIONAL AGREES TO FAIRLY TREAT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: July 3, 2013

The Cape May County Technical Board of Education and the NJ Division on Civil Rights have entered into an agreement on the admissions practices of the Cape May County Technical High School to give students with disabilities a fair opportunity to attend. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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The U.S. Department of Education rescinded a recently implemented policy that allowed school districts around the country to cut spending on special education services for students with disabilities. 

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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.

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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.

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