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Discipline and Bullying

ELC ANALYSIS SHOWS 26% INCREASE IN REPORTED SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND HIGHER SUSPENSION RATES FOR BLACK STUDENTS

Published on: June 20, 2019

This May, the NJDOE finally published its mandatory annual report on “Student Safety and Discipline in New Jersey Public Schools.” The report differs markedly from prior year versions.

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ELC CALLS FOR IMPROVEMENT IN NJ’S ANTI-BULLYING EFFORTS

Published on: October 22, 2018

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. While NJ is a model for the nation in some crucial areas, improvements are still needed.

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ELC AND ACNJ RELEASE SCHOOL DISCIPLINE ADVOCACY GUIDE FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS

Published on: January 31, 2018

A new advocacy guide, “School Discipline in New Jersey: A Toolkit for Students, Families and Advocates,has been released by ELC and ACNJ. 

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COALITION WANTS MORE EFFECTIVE ANTI-BULLYING RULES FOR NJ SCHOOLS

Published on: October 13, 2016

A coalition of NJ advocates has called on the State Board to strengthen proposed rules for NJ’s landmark Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.

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WILL GOVERNOR CHRISTIE BAN SUSPENSIONS, EXPULSIONS THROUGH THE SECOND GRADE?

Published on: September 6, 2016

Governor Christie has had Senate Bill 2081, which bans most expulsions and suspensions for students in preschool through second grade on his desk for two months. He must act on the legislation by September 8.

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NJ LAWMAKERS ACT TO KEEP YOUNG LEARNERS IN THE CLASSROOM WITH APPROPRIATE SUPPORTS

Published on: June 7, 2016

The Senate Education Committee recently took an important step by unanimously approving S2081, which bans public school expulsions and suspensions for students in preschool through second grade.

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ELC’S ATHOS HONORED FOR ANTI-BULLYING WORK

Published on: May 13, 2014

ELC Senior Attorney Elizabeth Athos was recognized for her outstanding efforts to ensure safe and harassment-free schools through her contributions to NJ's groundbreaking Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights law.

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ADVOCACY EFFORT TRIGGERS COMMISSIONER'S REVERSAL ON ELIMINATION OF HIB REGULATION

Published on: September 4, 2013

Commissioner Cerf has confirmed in a letter to legislators that the NJDOE will withdraw a controversial proposal to delete an existing requirement governing a school district's response to harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB).

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