Advocacy Alert: State Board Adopts Special Ed Funding Code for July 1 Implementation

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) regulates private special education schools like the one your son or daughter attends. These regulations affect everything from services and staff, to facilities and finance. On June 7, the State Board of Education adopted 82 pages of new fiscal code for special education schools that serve roughly 10,000 […]

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NJDOE and New Jersey Advocates Settle Federal Law Suit

Advocate groups in New Jersey have entered into a settlement agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) in a seven-year-old law suit intended to help ensure that children with disabilities are educated in the “least restrictive environment.” Disability Rights New Jersey, Education Law Center, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network and the Arc of New […]

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Revisions to ‘Extraordinary Aid’ Program Draw New Questions

John Mooney of NJSpotlight.com is covering recent revisions to the Extraordinary Aid Program, in which the state pays a sizable portion of the costs of district’s special education services for children with severe cognitive, physical, and other needs. From the article: …extraordinary aid is back in the spotlight. In a funding report presented to the […]

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