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Special Education

EDUCATION IN THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT: HOW ARE NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS DOING?

Published on: October 21, 2019

As part of a settlement agreement, the NJDOE has issued final reports to 76 school districts on their compliance with the requirement to educate students with disabilities in the “least restrictive environment.”

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NJDOE SUSPENDS UNREGULATED INTERNET-BASED SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN RESPONSE TO ELC APPEAL

Published on: August 27, 2019

The NJDOE has halted the unregulated use of the internet by school districts to deliver essential services to students with disabilities in response to ELC’s legal challenge to that practice.

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ELC SUES OVER FAILURE TO REGULATE INTERNET-BASED SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: October 17, 2018

ELC has filed a lawsuit challenging the NJDOE's failure to regulate school district use of the internet to deliver essential services to students with disabilities.

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REPORT: SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING DELAYS GROSS DENIAL OF JUSTICE

Published on: March 21, 2018

NJ Special Education Practitioners has sent a report to Governor Phil Murphy analyzing the State's unconscionable delays in completing hearings in disputes over special education services for children with disabilities.

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SPECIAL EDUCATION FAILURES IN STATE-OPERATED PATERSON CONTINUE

Published on: January 10, 2018

For a second year, ELC is receiving reports that students with disabilities in the State-operated Paterson School District are not receiving required speech-language services

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SPECIAL EDUCATION CRISIS IN STATE-OPERATED PATERSON SCHOOLS WORSENS

Published on: September 6, 2017

A recent complaint investigation report issued by the NJDOE found Paterson out of compliance with special education requirements pertaining to preschool students in the district.

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STATE INVESTIGATION FINDS PATERSON FAILED TO PROVIDE THERAPY SERVICES TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: May 23, 2017

After conducting an investigation requested by ELC, the NJDOE concluded that during the current school year the Paterson school district failed to provide legally required services to numerous students with disabilities.

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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.

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