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FEDS FIND NEW JERSEY VIOLATED ESEA WAIVER BY NOT HELPING NEWARK SCHOOLS

Responding to a complaint filed by Education Law Center (ELC), the U.S. Department of Education (USED) has found the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) failed to comply with requirements of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver by not intervening to improve 28 low performing schools in Newark. By letter dated June 19, Acting Assistant Secretary Heather Reiman details USED’s investigation of ELC’s complaint that, in 2012, then-Commissioner of Education Chris Cerf improperly gave into a demand from Newark’s State-appointed Superintendent, Cami Anderson, to allow her to retain full control over 28 low-performing schools classified by NJDOE as “priority” and “focus” schools.  Read More

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PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP

FAIR FUNDING AND ITS EFFECTIVE USE

PORTRAIT OF AN UNDERFUNDED NJ SCHOOL DISTRICT: ELIZABETH

ELC URGES NJDOE TO IMPROVE BILINGUAL EDUCATION RULES

LATINO GROUPS URGE STATE TO SECURE FACILITIES FUNDS FOR FREEHOLD BOROUGH

COURT HELPS NEW JERSEY ON SCHOOL FUNDING FAIRNESS

GOVERNOR CHRISTIE WANTS TO HOLD CHARTERS HARMLESS, BUT NOT DISTRICT SCHOOLS

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