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The resources provided below are divided into sources of general information about education policy and reform and also by specific topic areas.

General

US Department of Education

US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

US Department of Education, IDEA Home Page

US Department of Justice

New Jersey Department of Education

New Jersey Department of Human Services

New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By Issue

Bullying

Regulations/ Reports

NJDOE Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (December 2011)

USDOE Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policy (2011)

NJ Regulations on Programs to Support Student Development (including regulations on Intimidation, Harassment, Bullying)

"There Isn't a Moment to Lose:  An Urgent Call for Legal Reform and Effective Practices to Combat Bullying in New Jersey Schools", Report of the NJ Commission on Bullying in Schools (2009)

Model Policy and Guidance for Prohibiting Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying on School Property, at School-Sponsored Functions, and on School Buses (2008)

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Discipline

Regulations/Reports

NJ Regulations on Programs to Support Student Development (including Student Conduct, Intervention and Referral Services, Alternative Education)

"Test, Punish, and Push Out:  How 'Zero Tolerance' and High-Stakes Testing Funnel Youth Into the School-To-Prison Pipeline" (2010)

"Opportunities Suspended:  The Devastating Consequences of Zero Tolerance and School Discipline Policies" (2000)

"The Color of Discipline:  Sources of Racial and Gender Disproportionality in School Punishment" (2000)

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Secondary Education

Reports

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School Facilities

Regulations/Reports

New Jersey Regulations on School Construction

New Jersey Educational Facilities Construction and Financing Act

Interim Analysis of School Facility Funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 21st Century School Fund (February 2010)

Economic Impacts of Planned School Construction Projects in New Jersey, Lahr & Fitchtner (July 2008)

Good Buildings, Better Schools: An Economic Stimulus Opportunity with Long-term Benefits, Economic Policy Institute (April 2008)

Schoolyard Planning and Design in New Jersey: Enhancing Outdoor Play and Learning, New Jersey School Outdoor Area Working Group (August 2007)

Growth and Disparity: A Decade of U.S. School Construction, Building Educational Success Together (October 2006)

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School Funding

Regulations/Reports

Organizations

Student Residency

Regulations/Reports

NJ Student Residency Regulations

NJDOE Sample Forms, Notices and Informational Documents

NJ Regulations on Education of Homeless Children

Tars, Eric S., "Separate and Unequal in the Same Classroom:  Homeless Students in America's Public Schools," (Summer 2009)

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Special Education

Regulations/Reports 

Organizations 

Disability Specific Resources