ASSEMBLY REJECTS RULES REQUIRING PARCC FOR GRADUATION
Published on: March 24, 2017
The NJ State Assembly recently voted to reject state regulations that make passing the controversial PARCC exams a requirement for high school graduation.
CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS PRESS CHALLENGE TO ILLEGAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Published on: February 3, 2017
Organizations challenging illegal graduation rules adopted by the NJ Commissioner and State Board of Education filed their opening brief in state court.
NJ GRAD RATE RISES, BUT BIG PROBLEM LOOMS
Published on: January 18, 2017
The NJDOE's 2016 high school graduation report notes that the rate rose above 90%, but the report doesn't mention that this progress will be undermined by recently adopted regulations that make PARCC exams the state's sole graduation test by 2021.
NEW DATA SHOWS NEED TO REVISE NJDOE GRADUATION POLICIES
Published on: December 5, 2016
Newly released data from the NJDOE shows that only 9% of seniors passed the Department’s new PARCC graduation requirement in 2016, and more than 50,000 relied on options the NJDOE is currently phasing out to earn their diplomas.
CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS CHALLENGE USING PARCC TESTS FOR GRADUATION
Published on: October 24, 2016
Several NJ civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State BOE.
NJDOE’S PROPOSED GRADUATION RULES VIOLATE NJ’S GRADUATION STATUTE
Published on: July 26, 2016
ELC and the ACLU-NJ submitted written comments detailing multiple legal and policy concerns with NJDOE’s proposed graduation regulations and urging the State Board of Education to reject them.
NJDOE DATA SHOWS MORE STUDENTS USING PORTFOLIO PROCESS TO GRADUATE
Published on: June 14, 2016
A preliminary analysis of the partial data provided by NJDOE as required by the settlement agreement to resolve a lawsuit over new high school graduation policies reveals several significant trends.
GRADUATION CASE SETTLEMENT PROVIDES PROTECTIONS FOR CLASS OF 2016
Published on: May 6, 2016
NJ students, families and ELC have reached a settlement agreement with the NJDOE resolving a battle over graduation requirements for students in the class of 2016.