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ELC UPDATES AND EXPANDS ADVOCACY GUIDANCE FOR STUDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

Published on: October 16, 2017

A newly updated and expanded version of ELC's "Education Rights of Homeless Students: A Guide for Advocates" is now available.

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BACK TO SCHOOL 2013: IMMIGRATION STATUS CANNOT BE USED TO DENY ENROLLMENT

Published on: September 10, 2013

As NJ students return to school this fall, it is important for families to know what is required to prove residency for the purposes of school admission. Just as important is an understanding of what is not required and when a school district is in violation of the law.

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NJ DISTRICTS CANNOT HOLD PARENTS LIABLE FOR COST OF EDUCATING STUDENT PLACED IN GROUP HOME

Published on: March 17, 2013

A March 5 ruling by Commissioner Cerf ensures that the education of a child placed in a group home will not be disrupted and that parents cannot be held liable for the cost of educating their child.

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ADVOCACY GROUPS SUPPORT NJ ED DEPARTMENT EFFORTS TO ENSURE EDUCATION FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN, URGE ADDITIONAL STEPS

Published on: November 4, 2010

The American Civil Liberties Union of NJ (ACLU) and the NJ Immigration Policy Network (NJIPN) submitted a letter to Acting Commissioner of Education Rochelle Hendricks on November 1 commending her for reminding school districts that "domicile and age are the only factors to determine eligibility for a free public education."

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NEW LAW AIMS FOR EDUCATIONAL STABILITY FOR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE

Published on: September 21, 2010

On September 9, 2010, Governor Christie signed into law a bill to promote educational stability for children in foster care.

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NJDOE URGED TO ADDRESS ILLEGAL BARRIERS TO PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

Published on: September 10, 2008

The ACLU-NJ has released disturbing findings that at least 20% of New Jersey public school districts are illegally requiring Social Security numbers or immigration status as a condition of student enrollment, prompting NJDOE to issue a statement to the press vowing it "will not tolerate continued violation of the law."

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COMMISSIONER UPHOLDS DETERMINATION OF HOMELESSNESS

Published on: November 28, 2007

The Commissioner of Education issued a Final Decision on November 19, 2007 affirming a school district’s responsibility for the education of four homeless siblings.

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COMMISSIONER UPHOLDS DETERMINATION OF HOMELESSNESS

Published on: November 27, 2007

The Commissioner of Education issued a Final Decision on November 19, 2007 affirming a school districts responsibility for the education of four homeless siblings.

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