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Special Education

NEW LAW PROTECTS PANDEMIC-RELATED COMPENSATORY EDUCATION FOR NJ STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: March 9, 2022

The recently signed bill requires school districts to hold IEP meetings about pandemic-related compensatory education by no later than Dec. 31, 2022.

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NJ MOST RESTRICTIVE STATE IN NATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: March 1, 2022

The 43rd Annual Report to Congress on the IDEA identifies NJ as the worst state in the country when it comes to including students with disabilities in general education classes.

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ADVOCATES TAKE ACTION TO RESPOND TO NJ’S COMPENSATORY EDUCATION FAILURES

Published on: February 11, 2022

ELC and advocacy partners are launching an extensive campaign, including legal webinars, clinics and a push for legislation, to ensure students with disabilities get relief.

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BILL TO EXTEND SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES NOW BEFORE GOVERNOR MURPHY

Published on: June 8, 2021

ELC is calling on Governor Murphy to quickly sign a bill to assist older students with significant disabilities who lost critical transition services during the pandemic.

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ELC COMPLAINT: NJDOE FAILING ON PANDEMIC-RELATED COMPENSATORY EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Published on: June 4, 2021

NJ students with disabilities have been among the hardest hit by school closures during the pandemic, with many losing access to essential services required by the federal IDEA and their IEPs.

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NJ SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE APPROVES USE OF NON-ATTORNEY ADVOCATES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION PROCEEDINGS

Published on: April 20, 2021

The NJ Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law published a new opinion superseding a prior controversial ruling restricting the role of non-lawyer advocates in special education conferences.

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NJ STILL NOT PROTECTING RIGHT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TO COVID-19 RELATED COMPENSATORY EDUCATION

Published on: March 31, 2021

This concern is raised in a notice from prominent special education advocates that the NJDOE’s guidance falls short of meeting crucial federal and state legal requirements.

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ADVOCATES PRESS GOVERNOR MURPHY TO SAFEGUARD RIGHT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TO COMPENSATORY EDUCATION IN THE PANDEMIC

Published on: February 12, 2021

Prominent special education advocates urge Governor and Commissioner of Education to step up efforts to ensure districts provide compensatory education to students with disabilities.

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