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NJDOE Special Education Regulations Proposed for Private Schools

January 22nd, 2017 | Posted by NJCSEFR | Comments Off on NJDOE Special Education Regulations Proposed for Private Schools
On December 30, 2016, the New Jersey Department of Education proposed new special education regulations that will affect tuition rates and accounting practices at state approved private schools for students ...

Supreme Court Defining Rights for Students with Disabilities

January 21st, 2017 | Posted by NJCSEFR | Comments Off on Supreme Court Defining Rights for Students with Disabilities
On January 11, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court hear arguments on whether public schools owe children with disabilities “some” educational benefit — which courts have determined to mean just-above-trivial progress ...

Special Education and Autism Training to be Required as Part of Teacher Certification

January 20th, 2017 | Posted by NJCSEFR | Comments Off on Special Education and Autism Training to be Required as Part of Teacher Certification
The bipartisan measure (S-1474) introduced in February 2016 was passed unanimously by both the NJ Senate and NJ General Assembly last fall. The bill would require teacher preparation programs for instructional ...

Autism-specific Teacher Training Proposal Moves in NJ Senate

November 22nd, 2015 | Posted by NJCSEFR | Comments Off on Autism-specific Teacher Training Proposal Moves in NJ Senate
The NJ Senate Education Committee has favorably reported A2888 with amendments for 2nd Reading. The bill provides that, in addition to any other requirements adopted by the State Board of ...

RTI Initiative Moves in NJ Senate

November 20th, 2015 | Posted by NJCSEFR | Comments Off on RTI Initiative Moves in NJ Senate
The New Jersey Senate Education Committee has favorably reported S445, and referred it to the NJ Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. The bill directs the Commissioner of Education to develop ...

Extraordinary Aid in NJ Shrinking

July 10th, 2015 | Posted by NJCSEFR | Comments Off on Extraordinary Aid in NJ Shrinking
NJDOE has notified districts applying for extraordinary aid that it would pay 58% of the eligible costs, down from 63% last year. Read a copy of the NJDOE memo. These ...

New Federal Accountability Framework in Special Education

September 27th, 2014 | Posted by NJCSEFR | Comments Off on New Federal Accountability Framework in Special Education
The US Department of Education (USDOE) will assess graduation rates, test scores, and other metrics of academic performance to help determine whether states are meeting the needs of students with ...

Feds Clarify Medicaid Coverage of Services to Children With Autism

August 19th, 2014 | Posted by NJCSEFR | Comments Off on Feds Clarify Medicaid Coverage of Services to Children With Autism
CMS officials have provided federal guidance for states on Medicaid coverage of therapies for autism, indicating such treatments are covered for beneficiaries under age 21. While the guidance focuses on ...

Bill Would Outlaw “Merit Pay Bonuses” to Superintendents for Reducing Special Education Out-of-District Placements

June 10th, 2013 | Posted by NJCSEFR | Comments Off on Bill Would Outlaw “Merit Pay Bonuses” to Superintendents for Reducing Special Education Out-of-District Placements
A bi-partisan measure making its way through the New Jersey Assembly would ban a growing practice that has school boards offering “merit pay” bonuses to school superintendents who reduce out ...

Special Education Task Force Bill Signed By Governor Christie

May 22nd, 2013 | Posted by NJCSEFR | Comments Off on Special Education Task Force Bill Signed By Governor Christie
Bipartisan legislation to establish a task force to improve the funding, delivery and effectiveness of special education programs and services in New Jersey was signed into law earlier this spring ...