BACK TO SCHOOL 2013: IMMIGRATION STATUS CANNOT BE USED TO DENY ENROLLMENT
Published on: September 10, 2013
As NJ students return to school this fall, it is important for families to know what is required to prove residency for the purposes of school admission. Just as important is an understanding of what is not required and when a school district is in violation of the law.
NJ DISTRICTS CANNOT HOLD PARENTS LIABLE FOR COST OF EDUCATING STUDENT PLACED IN GROUP HOME
Published on: March 17, 2013
A March 5 ruling by Commissioner Cerf ensures that the education of a child placed in a group home will not be disrupted and that parents cannot be held liable for the cost of educating their child.
ADVOCACY GROUPS SUPPORT NJ ED DEPARTMENT EFFORTS TO ENSURE EDUCATION FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN, URGE ADDITIONAL STEPS
Published on: November 4, 2010
The American Civil Liberties Union of NJ (ACLU) and the NJ Immigration Policy Network (NJIPN) submitted a letter to Acting Commissioner of Education Rochelle Hendricks on November 1 commending her for reminding school districts that "domicile and age are the only factors to determine eligibility for a free public education."
NEW LAW AIMS FOR EDUCATIONAL STABILITY FOR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE
NJDOE URGED TO ADDRESS ILLEGAL BARRIERS TO PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN
Published on: September 10, 2008
The ACLU-NJ has released disturbing findings that at least 20% of New Jersey public school districts are illegally requiring Social Security numbers or immigration status as a condition of student enrollment, prompting NJDOE to issue a statement to the press vowing it "will not tolerate continued violation of the law."