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RAC RULES CHALLENGED ON FUNDING, STATUTORY AUTHORITY

Published on: February 27, 2013

Advocates are raising multiple concerns about the NJDOE's recently proposed – and long delayed – regulations for the newly created Regional Achievement Centers. 

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ADVOCATES PRESS STATE BOARD TO EXPAND PUBLIC INPUT, SLOW RUSH TO DEREGULATION

Published on: January 22, 2013

On January 16, several dozen education advocacy organizations mobilized at the NJ State Board of Education meeting, demanding that the Board change its recently adopted procedures for public input.

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COURT REFUSES TO DISMISS NEWARK LOCAL CONTROL APPEAL

Published on: December 17, 2012

In late November, an Appellate Court rejected a motion by Commissioner Cerf to dismiss the appeal filed by the Newark Advisory Board and parents seeking to return governance of the district to the elected school board. 

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RAC ACTIVITIES RAISE MAJOR QUESTIONS

Published on: December 16, 2012

The NJDOE has rushed to establish “Regional Achievement Centers” (RAC) as part of the NCLB waiver granted in 2012 by the U.S. Education Department. However, serious questions remain about the scope of RAC activities and the sources of their funding.

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ELC SUPPORTS "RIGHT TO EDUCATION PAKISTAN"

Published on: September 22, 2012

Right to Education Pakistan has released a statement condemning the brutal attack on Malala Yousafzai. Education Law Center has provided assistance to the Right to Education team in their efforts to advance the education rights enshrined in Pakistan's Constitution.

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INTERACTIVE STUDENT DEMOGRAPHIC DATA NOW AVAILABLE ON ELC WEBSITE

Published on: September 18, 2012

ELC is pleased to announce that our website has been updated to provide even more data on the racial/ethnic composition, poverty rates, limited English proficiency rates, and special education rates of NJ public school students, whether enrolled in district schools or charter schools. 

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TASK FORCE ON DEREGULATION WOULD END KEY STUDENT SAFEGUARDS

Published on: September 5, 2012

An “Education  Transformation” Task Force established by Governor Christie is proposing the NJDOE eliminate many critical safeguards put in place to ensure New Jersey public school children receive a high quality, “thorough and efficient” education, as guaranteed by the State Constitution and numerous statutes.

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STATE ORDERS PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO FOLLOW NEW ACCOUNTABILITY POLICY WITHOUT PUTTING RULES IN PLACE

Published on: August 30, 2012

NJDOE is moving ahead with a major overhaul in the State’s public school accountability system without providing detailed rules to guide implementation of the new system in districts and charter schools, as mandated by state law.

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