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FEDS FIND NEW JERSEY VIOLATED ESEA WAIVER BY NOT HELPING NEWARK SCHOOLS

Published on: June 23, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education has found the NJDOE failed to comply with requirements of its ESEA waiver by not intervening to improve 28 low performing schools in Newark.

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ELC URGES NJDOE TO IMPROVE BILINGUAL EDUCATION RULES

Published on: June 15, 2015

ELC submitted recommendations to the State Board of Education to strengthen the requirements for timely and effective communication with parents of the 70,000 English language learners across the state.

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ENDING COMMON CORE COULD BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Published on: May 31, 2015

Governor Christe’s plan to replace the Common Core standards in language arts and mathematics while continuing to measure student achievement through PARCC tests implicates the connection between NJ’s curriculum standards and assessments.

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ELC DEMANDS SECRETARY DUNCAN REJECT NJ ESEA WAIVER RENEWAL

Published on: May 19, 2015

ELC calls on U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to promptly reject NJ’s application to renew its ESEA waiver until the State removes a proposed exemption from federally-mandated interventions for low performing schools in State-operated districts.

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ELC CALLS ON SECRETARY DUNCAN TO REQUIRE NJ TO INTERVENE IN NEWARK PRIORITY AND FOCUS SCHOOLS

Published on: April 14, 2015

ELC is calling on Secretary Duncan to complete his investigation of the NJDOE's failure to intervene in underperforming Newark schools as required by the State’s ESEA waiver and school turnaround and improvement regulations.

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TOP 5 ISSUES FACING NJ PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN 2015

Published on: January 5, 2015

2015 brings fresh challenges to NJ’s position as a national leader in preschool-12 public education.  ELC, drawing on decades of advocacy for NJ school children, presents our “top five” issues for public education in the coming year.

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ELC CALLS FOR MAJOR OVERHAUL OF STATE TAKEOVER LAW

Published on: March 23, 2014

In testimony before the Senate Education Committee, ELC raises significant concerns about implementation of NJ’s school district monitoring system, QSAC, as it applies to Newark, Jersey City, Paterson and Camden.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE WANTS LONGER SCHOOL DAY AND YEAR AMID MASSIVE UNDERFUNDING OF NJ PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published on: January 14, 2014

Governor Christie proposes to lengthen the school year and school day, but the proposal comes against the backdrop of a substantial and growing shortfall in state school aid caused by his staunch refusal to increase funding under the SFRA.

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