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Special Education

ELC ADVOCATES ON BEHALF OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN NEWARK

Published on: June 9, 2006

ELC, along with the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall University School of Law and the Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest and Constitutional Law at Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, P.C., is advocating on behalf of children with disabilities in Newark who have been denied appropriate special education services.

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THIRD CIRCUIT DECIDES ATTORNEY'S FEES ARE AVAILABLE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION CASE

Published on: April 12, 2006

On April 5, 2006, the Third Circuit decided P.N. v. Clementon Board of Education, a case in which ELC co-authored an amicus brief with pro bono counsel Drinker, Biddle & Reath, on behalf of ELC and a coalition of other organizations.

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EDUCATION LAW CENTER PROVIDES COMMENTS TO STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT REGARDING PROPOSED REGULATIONS

Published on: January 27, 2006

The Education Law Center provided comments to the New Jersey Department of Education regarding its "pre-proposed amendments" to the State Special Education Code as well as its Programs to Support Student Development Code.

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NJ SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTITIONERS PROTECT RIGHT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TO STAY IN CURRENT PROGRAMS

Published on: January 18, 2006

Shortly after the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) took effect in July 2005, the New Jersey Department of Education enacted a policy, without notice, that deprived students with disabilities of their right to "stay-put" in their current program pending disputes about proposed program changes.

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IRVINGTON SETTLES STUDENT’S ABBOTT CLAIMS WILL DEVELOP INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN

Published on: January 5, 2006

The Irvington school district has settled a high school student’s lawsuit by agreeing to develop and implement an individualized plan to ensure he receives the education programs and support services required by the NJ Supreme Court’s landmark Abbott v. Burke rulings.

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ELC SECURES EDUCATION SERVICES FOR LEP STUDENT

Published on: November 23, 2004

In a case involving a Roselle high school student with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a NJ Superior Court has ordered the Roselle school district to provide compensatory education to make up for time lost when the student was improperly expelled from school.

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QUICK ACTION BY ELC WINS SERVICES FOR AUTISTIC CHILD

Published on: November 2, 2004

Quick action by ELC Senior Attorney Ruth Lowenkron has secured improved education services for an eight-year old child with autism.

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PROCESS NEEDED FOR PARENTS TO BRING ABBOTT AND NCLB COMPLAINTS

Published on: September 1, 2004

The NJ Department of Education has no easy-to-use process for parents to complain that their children are not receiving the education programs and services required by the Abbott v. Burke rulings and the federal No Child Left Behind law (NCLB).

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