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Special Education

NEWARK SCHOOLS' COURT MONITOR QUESTIONS VALIDITY OF KEY SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

Published on: October 26, 2015

The monitor overseeing a class action settlement to improve special education in the Newark Public Schools has raised serious questions about the validity of a key record in files of children seeking special education services.

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STUDENT WITH DISABILITIES PLACED IN NEWARK CHARTER SCHOOL RECEIVES NO SERVICES

Published on: July 14, 2015

The NJDOE has agreed to investigate whether Newark Prep Charter School failed to provide essential special education services to a student with disabilities for an entire year after the student was placed in the school through the One Newark Enrolls plan.

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ELC’S NEWEST PUBLICATION PROVIDES ADVOCACY GUIDANCE FOR STUDENTS IN OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENTS

Published on: March 19, 2015

ELC has expanded its advocacy guide series to address the extremely vulnerable population of students who reside in foster care.

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HUNDREDS OF NEWARK CHILDREN STILL NOT RECEIVING SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES ON TIME

Published on: March 3, 2015

At least 350 Newark schoolchildren did not receive timely evaluations for special education over the last six months, according to a February compliance report filed with the NJDOE and ELC by the State-Operated Newark Public Schools.

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ELC PRESSES NJ TASK FORCE TO IMPROVE SPECIAL EDUCATION

Published on: November 6, 2014

ELC is calling on a State task force to address several urgent barriers to improving delivery of special education for New Jersey’s 220,000 students with disabilities.

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NEWARK CONTINUES TO DELAY SERVICES TO HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, PROMPTING STATE ACTION

Published on: October 1, 2014

Over two and half years after a court-ordered settlement, a July 2014 compliance report again shows almost no progress by Newark Public Schools NPS in improving the delivery of services to students with disabilities.

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NO PROGRESS IN NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO IMPROVE DELIVERY OF SERVICES TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: June 15, 2014

The latest compliance report on implementation of a 2012 court-ordered settlement shows Newark Public Schools has made no progress meeting timelines for the initial evaluation and placement of students with disabilities in special education services. 

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ADVOCATES AND NJ SETTLE FEDERAL LAWSUIT TO ENSURE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES RECEIVE AN APPROPRIATE EDUCATION

Published on: March 2, 2014

Nearly seven years after a lawsuit was originally filed, disability advocates entered into an historic settlement with the NJDOE to ensure that NJ students with disabilities receive an appropriate education in the “least restrictive environment.”

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