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Special Education

PATERSON PRESCHOOLERS FINALLY RECEIVE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES, BUT PROBLEMS REMAIN

Published on: February 28, 2011

As a result of a complaint filed by Education Law Center (ELC) with the NJ Department of Education (DOE), preschoolers in Paterson have begun to receive some of the special education and related services they had been denied since the beginning of the school year.

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STATE HIRING FREEZE LEAVES PATERSON CHILDREN WITHOUT SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

Published on: January 18, 2011

A hiring freeze ordered by the State Department of Education (DOE) on the Paterson school district is now impacting the speech-language services of elementary school children.

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ELC POSTS COURT NOTICE

Published on: February 1, 2010

The Education Law Center continues to litigate the case of Disability Rights New Jersey v. New Jersey Department of Education which seeks to ensure that students with disabilities in New Jersey are educated in the "least restrictive environment."

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ELC LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE INITIATIVE TO ADVANCE QUALITY EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE

Published on: September 22, 2009

Education Law Center has launched an innovative Foster Care Initiative to provide special education representation for children in New Jersey’s foster care system.

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THE REAL COSTS OF THE PROPOSED FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY RULES.

Published on: June 19, 2009

The Education Law Center (ELC) strongly opposes the special education provisions of the proposed fiscal accountability regulations being promoted by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to replace the previous regulations set to expire on June 30. 

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NJDOE SETTLES CLAIMS OF STUDENT WITH DYSLEXIA

Published on: September 10, 2008

The long-running litigation between A.W., a student with dyslexia, and NJDOE came to a close last month when the parties filed a settlement agreement with the federal district court.

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Federal District Court Denies State's Motion To Dismiss Special Education Segregation Case

Published on: July 7, 2008

The Education Law Center (ELC), together with co-plaintiffs New Jersey Protection & Advocacy, Inc. (NJP&A), the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey (SPAN),

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BILL PLACING BURDEN OF PROOF ON DISTRICTS NOW LAW

Published on: February 5, 2008

On January 13th Governor Corzine signed into law a bill for which disability and education advocates fought long and hard. Now a part of New Jersey’s Special Education Statute, the bill places the burdens of proof and production on school districts in special education due process hearings.

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