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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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