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Special Services

Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School's  Special Education Department is committed to ensuring that all students with disabilities have access to high quality instruction responsive to their needs and delivered by effective and culturally responsive educators within the least restrictive environment. Our primary focus is to build capacity and to support staff members district wide to ensure effective instruction is the predictor of student outcomes.

The New Jersey special education offices are responsible for supervising and monitoring the implementation of the federal requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) in local education agencies (LEAs) which include all school districts.  The state special education offices provide leadership to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and to establish standards that promote improved outcomes for students with disabilities.

Parental Rights in Special Education (PRISE) - English

Parental Rights in Special Education (PRISE) - Spanish

New Jersey Administrative Code Title 1 Chapter 6A (N.J.A.C. 1:6A)

New Jersey Administrative Code Title 6A Chapter 14 (N.J.A.C. 6A:14)


New Jersey Student Learning Standards

The New Jersey State Department of Education details Core Curriculam Content Standards for New Jersey public schools. In 1996, the New Jersey State Board of Education adopted the state's first set of academic standards called the Core Curriculum Content Standards. The standards described what students should know and be able to do upon completion of a thirteen-year public school education.  Over the last twenty years, New Jersey's academic standards have laid the foundation for local district curricula that is used by teachers in their daily lesson plans.