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Special Education

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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ELC Testifies In Favor Of Bill Which Places Burden On School Districts In Special Education Cases

Published on: December 5, 2007

The Education Law Center’s testimony, as well as the testimony of numerous other special education advocates, was well received by the Education Committee which unanimously voted in favor of S2604.

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EFFORT LAUNCHED TO PLACE BURDEN ON DISTRICTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION CASES

Published on: April 18, 2007

Education Law Center is leading a statewide effort to mobilize New Jersey child advocates, disability rights organizations and other stakeholders to secure passage of legislation to place the burden of proof and burden of production on school districts in special education due process hearings.

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NJ SUPREME COURT ISSUES DECISION IN LANDMARK BULLYING CASE

Published on: March 5, 2007

On February 21, 2007, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued its decision in the landmark bullying case, L.W. v. Toms River Regional Schools Board of Education.

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DISTRICTS CAN’T APPEAL SPECIAL ED COMPLIANCE ORDERS TO COMMISSIONER

Published on: November 8, 2006

Commissioner of Education Lucille Davy has flatly rejected the effort of Lenape Regional High School District to have her Office review special education complaint investigation decisions.

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ELC OPPOSES U.S. SUPREME COURT REVIEW OF DECISION ON FEES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION CASES

Published on: August 28, 2006

ELC has filed a brief opposing the request by a South Jersey school district that the United States Supreme Court review a decision of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals allowing attorneys fees to in special education cases.

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ELC ADVOCATES ON BEHALF OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN NEWARK

Published on: June 9, 2006

ELC, along with the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall University School of Law and the Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest and Constitutional Law at Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, P.C., is advocating on behalf of children with disabilities in Newark who have been denied appropriate special education services.

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THIRD CIRCUIT DECIDES ATTORNEY'S FEES ARE AVAILABLE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION CASE

Published on: April 12, 2006

On April 5, 2006, the Third Circuit decided P.N. v. Clementon Board of Education, a case in which ELC co-authored an amicus brief with pro bono counsel Drinker, Biddle & Reath, on behalf of ELC and a coalition of other organizations.

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