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NJ GRAD RATE RISES, BUT BIG PROBLEM LOOMS

Published on: January 18, 2017

The NJDOE's 2016 high school graduation report notes that the rate rose above 90%, but the report doesn't mention that this progress will be undermined by recently adopted regulations that make PARCC exams the state's sole graduation test by 2021.

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NEW DATA SHOWS NEED TO REVISE NJDOE GRADUATION POLICIES

Published on: December 5, 2016

Newly released data from the NJDOE shows that only 9% of seniors passed the Department’s new PARCC graduation requirement in 2016, and more than 50,000 relied on options the NJDOE is currently phasing out to earn their diplomas.

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CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS CHALLENGE USING PARCC TESTS FOR GRADUATION

Published on: October 24, 2016

Several NJ civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State BOE.

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NJDOE’S PROPOSED GRADUATION RULES VIOLATE NJ’S GRADUATION STATUTE

Published on: July 26, 2016

ELC and the ACLU-NJ submitted written comments detailing multiple legal and policy concerns with NJDOE’s proposed graduation regulations and urging the State Board of Education to reject them.

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NJDOE DATA SHOWS MORE STUDENTS USING PORTFOLIO PROCESS TO GRADUATE

Published on: June 14, 2016

A preliminary analysis of the partial data provided by NJDOE as required by the settlement agreement to resolve a lawsuit over new high school graduation policies reveals several significant trends.

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GRADUATION CASE SETTLEMENT PROVIDES PROTECTIONS FOR CLASS OF 2016

Published on: May 6, 2016

NJ students, families and ELC have reached a settlement agreement with the NJDOE resolving a battle over graduation requirements for students in the class of 2016.

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JOINT COMMITTEE HEARS ELC PRESENTATION ON GRADUATION ISSUES

Published on: March 17, 2016

At the invitation of the Joint Committee on the Public Schools, ELC presented data on the potential impact of the NJDOE's new graduation policies at a March 15 hearing.

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THOUSANDS OF NJ SENIORS AT RISK OF NOT GRADUATING THIS JUNE

Published on: March 3, 2016

New graduation policies imposed by the NJDOE threaten to sharply reverse consistent progress in NJ's graduation rate, with the greatest impact on the most vulnerable students and high need districts.

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