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Discipline and Bullying

COALITION WANTS MORE EFFECTIVE ANTI-BULLYING RULES FOR NJ SCHOOLS

Published on: October 13, 2016

A coalition of NJ advocates has called on the State Board to strengthen proposed rules for NJ’s landmark Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.

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WILL GOVERNOR CHRISTIE BAN SUSPENSIONS, EXPULSIONS THROUGH THE SECOND GRADE?

Published on: September 6, 2016

Governor Christie has had Senate Bill 2081, which bans most expulsions and suspensions for students in preschool through second grade on his desk for two months. He must act on the legislation by September 8.

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NJ LAWMAKERS ACT TO KEEP YOUNG LEARNERS IN THE CLASSROOM WITH APPROPRIATE SUPPORTS

Published on: June 7, 2016

The Senate Education Committee recently took an important step by unanimously approving S2081, which bans public school expulsions and suspensions for students in preschool through second grade.

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ELC’S ATHOS HONORED FOR ANTI-BULLYING WORK

Published on: May 13, 2014

ELC Senior Attorney Elizabeth Athos was recognized for her outstanding efforts to ensure safe and harassment-free schools through her contributions to NJ's groundbreaking Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights law.

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ADVOCACY EFFORT TRIGGERS COMMISSIONER'S REVERSAL ON ELIMINATION OF HIB REGULATION

Published on: September 4, 2013

Commissioner Cerf has confirmed in a letter to legislators that the NJDOE will withdraw a controversial proposal to delete an existing requirement governing a school district's response to harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB).

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ELC PRESSES NJDOE ON BILINGUAL EDUCATION IN CHARTER SCHOOLS

Published on: May 21, 2013

In recent comments to the NJDOE, ELC pointed out a glaring omission in the State's bilingual education regulations. State rules governing bilingual education do not define the term “district boards of education” to include the board of trustees of a charter school.

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ADVOCATES TELL NJ ANTI-BULLYING TASK FORCE THAT FURTHER REFORM IS NEEDED

Published on: April 22, 2013

New Jersey Special Education Practitioners, with the support of ELC and other advocacy groups, presented testimony and written comments to New Jersey's Anti-Bullying Task Force about revisions needed to the state’s anti-bullying law. 

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FUNDING SCHOOLS UNDER STATE FORMULA IS KEY TO IMPLEMENTING NJ ANTI-BULLYING LAW

Published on: March 30, 2012

In response to a pending challenge before the Council on Local Mandates, the NJ Legislature recently amended  the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights to provide $1 million in grants for bullying prevention to be made available to school districts to implement the law's requirements.

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