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Special Education

NJDOE SETTLES CLAIMS OF STUDENT WITH DYSLEXIA

Published on: September 10, 2008

The long-running litigation between A.W., a student with dyslexia, and NJDOE came to a close last month when the parties filed a settlement agreement with the federal district court.

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Federal District Court Denies State's Motion To Dismiss Special Education Segregation Case

Published on: July 7, 2008

The Education Law Center (ELC), together with co-plaintiffs New Jersey Protection & Advocacy, Inc. (NJP&A), the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey (SPAN),

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BILL PLACING BURDEN OF PROOF ON DISTRICTS NOW LAW

Published on: February 5, 2008

On January 13th Governor Corzine signed into law a bill for which disability and education advocates fought long and hard. Now a part of New Jersey’s Special Education Statute, the bill places the burdens of proof and production on school districts in special education due process hearings.

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ELC Testifies In Favor Of Bill Which Places Burden On School Districts In Special Education Cases

Published on: December 5, 2007

The Education Law Center’s testimony, as well as the testimony of numerous other special education advocates, was well received by the Education Committee which unanimously voted in favor of S2604.

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EFFORT LAUNCHED TO PLACE BURDEN ON DISTRICTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION CASES

Published on: April 18, 2007

Education Law Center is leading a statewide effort to mobilize New Jersey child advocates, disability rights organizations and other stakeholders to secure passage of legislation to place the burden of proof and burden of production on school districts in special education due process hearings.

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NJ SUPREME COURT ISSUES DECISION IN LANDMARK BULLYING CASE

Published on: March 5, 2007

On February 21, 2007, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued its decision in the landmark bullying case, L.W. v. Toms River Regional Schools Board of Education.

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DISTRICTS CAN’T APPEAL SPECIAL ED COMPLIANCE ORDERS TO COMMISSIONER

Published on: November 8, 2006

Commissioner of Education Lucille Davy has flatly rejected the effort of Lenape Regional High School District to have her Office review special education complaint investigation decisions.

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ELC OPPOSES U.S. SUPREME COURT REVIEW OF DECISION ON FEES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION CASES

Published on: August 28, 2006

ELC has filed a brief opposing the request by a South Jersey school district that the United States Supreme Court review a decision of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals allowing attorneys fees to in special education cases.

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