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Special Education

EDUCATION LAW CENTER PROVIDES COMMENTS TO STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT REGARDING PROPOSED REGULATIONS

Published on: January 27, 2006

The Education Law Center provided comments to the New Jersey Department of Education regarding its "pre-proposed amendments" to the State Special Education Code as well as its Programs to Support Student Development Code.

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NJ SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTITIONERS PROTECT RIGHT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TO STAY IN CURRENT PROGRAMS

Published on: January 18, 2006

Shortly after the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) took effect in July 2005, the New Jersey Department of Education enacted a policy, without notice, that deprived students with disabilities of their right to "stay-put" in their current program pending disputes about proposed program changes.

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IRVINGTON SETTLES STUDENT’S ABBOTT CLAIMS WILL DEVELOP INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN

Published on: January 5, 2006

The Irvington school district has settled a high school student’s lawsuit by agreeing to develop and implement an individualized plan to ensure he receives the education programs and support services required by the NJ Supreme Court’s landmark Abbott v. Burke rulings.

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ELC SECURES EDUCATION SERVICES FOR LEP STUDENT

Published on: November 23, 2004

In a case involving a Roselle high school student with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a NJ Superior Court has ordered the Roselle school district to provide compensatory education to make up for time lost when the student was improperly expelled from school.

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QUICK ACTION BY ELC WINS SERVICES FOR AUTISTIC CHILD

Published on: November 2, 2004

Quick action by ELC Senior Attorney Ruth Lowenkron has secured improved education services for an eight-year old child with autism.

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PROCESS NEEDED FOR PARENTS TO BRING ABBOTT AND NCLB COMPLAINTS

Published on: September 1, 2004

The NJ Department of Education has no easy-to-use process for parents to complain that their children are not receiving the education programs and services required by the Abbott v. Burke rulings and the federal No Child Left Behind law (NCLB).

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ELC BATTLES STATE ON BEHALF OF DYSLEXIC STUDENT

Published on: July 2, 2004

A.W., a student denied appropriate education services to treat his dyslexia for more than ten years, has reached a settlement with his local school district, the terms of which must remain confidential. However, his claims against the State remain unresolved.

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STILL SEPARATE, STILL UNEQUAL

Published on: May 18, 2004

On the 50th anniversary of the landmark desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education, African-American students in New Jersey continue to be over-represented in special education and are placed in segregated settings at much higher rates than their white counterparts with disastrous consequences, according to data released by a coalition of advocacy organizations today.

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