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Park the PARCC Changes to High School Graduation Requirements

on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:37

From Stan Karp, Education Law Center.  Source: Courier Post

New Jersey high school students and their families have good reason to be concerned about graduation policies recently announced by acting Education Commissioner David Hespe. Hespe’s plan is the latest step in the New Jersey Department of Education’s rollout of new computer-based PARCC tests that all students must take in the spring. The tests are named for the Partnership. . .>>Read More

NJ Medicaid Waivers Transition to Managed Care Effective 7/1/14!

on Sat, 06/28/2014 - 20:53

Families of children (and adults) with disabilities need to know that New Jersey’s Medicaid waivers are moving to managed care effective 7/1/14.  This factsheet will help explain the new process and how to address concerns.  Please note:  The Medicaid Community Care Waiver (CCW) is not changing.  Everyone who has been receiving services through the CCW will continue to receive those services.

What will change for individuals currently receiving services through these Medicaid waivers?

The four NJ Medicaid programs, Global Options for Long-Term Care (GO), AIDS Community Care Alternatives

NJ Department of Education releases findings of NJ Student Health Survey!

on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 21:09
Want to know about student health in NJ?  The New Jersey Department of Education has released findings of our spring 2013 survey of public high school students called the New Jersey Student Health Survey.  They have introduced a new report format that will allow you to use sections as fact sheets.  The new format has also allowed the NJ DOE to present more information about trends.  Notice that the 2013 survey included questions about depression and suicide, which are not asked in every survey administration.

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