Announcing 2016-17 School Performance Reports

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Note From: NJ ESSA Dear Colleagues, Today, I am proud to present the 2016-17 School Performance Reports, which include more information and are available earlier than ever before. These enhanced reports reflect the NJDOE’s extensive efforts to engage with stakeholders like … Continued

FEDS WARN CHARTERS ON SPECIAL EDUCATION

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Charter schools must provide special education services and ensure that students with disabilities are not discriminated against just like traditional public schools, federal education officials say. In a “Dear Colleague” letter issued Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education said that charters have … Continued

Exploring the School-To-Prison Pipeline

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What are the unintended consequences of bad school discipline policies? One consequence is the channeling of fairly inoffensive young people into the criminal justice system. The phenomenon of the school-to-prison pipeline has advocates and some school boards working to rethink … Continued

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