ELC TAKES ON SPECIAL EDUCATION CRISIS IN STATE-OPERATED PATERSON DISTRICT
Published on: April 20, 2017
ELC has filed three complaints asking the NJDOE to investigate the failure of the State-operated Paterson Public Schools to comply with special education mandates. The complaints allege severe, district-wide deficiencies in compliance with federal and state law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.