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More Nj Students Might Study Sign Language

BY:  February 5, 2019

LISTEN TO REPORT More New Jersey students may study sign language instead of Spanish, French or Chinese. A bill advancing through the legislature would allow students to meet their world language requirement by studying American Sign Language.  Attorney Julie Warshaw voiced support for the bill at Senate Education Committee hearing (photo by Phil Gregory) Julie … Continue reading “More Nj Students Might Study Sign Language”

Sign language approved as a foreign language in N.J. high schools

BY: Christopher Baxter | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com  August 11, 2015

TRENTON — Taking sign language in high school will now count toward students’ foreign language requirements for graduation, under a new law signed Monday by Gov. Chris Christie. The bill (S1760) requires high schools to let students fulfill their foreign language graduation requirement by taking sign language courses instead of spoken languages like Spanish or French. According … Continue reading “Sign language approved as a foreign language in N.J. high schools”

Sign Language Bill Gains Final Legislative OK

BY: Jennifer Sciortino  June 11, 2015

Vainieri Huttle & Jasey Bill Allowing Sign Language to Fulfill High School World Language Requirement Gains Final Legislative OK (TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Mila Jasey that would allow American Sign Language (ASL) to be used by New Jersey high school students to meet world language graduation requirements received final … Continue reading “Sign Language Bill Gains Final Legislative OK”

Parent sues Teaneck district over child’s bullying

BY: AARON MORRISON STAFF WRITER  August 27, 2014

THE RECORD TEANECK — The parent of a student who attended a township middle school last year has sued the district for allegedly failing to respond properly to the child’s bullying under state law. Months of bullying and assaults — a kick to the stomach, punches to the head and mouth, shoving and ripped clothing … Continue reading “Parent sues Teaneck district over child’s bullying”

Family of Cedar Creek High School student sues over school reaction to drawing of flaming glove

BY: DEREK HARPER Staff Writer  May 26, 2014

The family of a Cedar Creek High School senior said he was arrested, strip-searched, criminally charged, kept in juvenile detention over Christmas 2012, and banned from school for more than 14 months. A vice principal set off the massive public safety response after seeing a drawing by the student, identified in court papers as K.J. … Continue reading “Family of Cedar Creek High School student sues over school reaction to drawing of flaming glove”

Asperger’s Syndrome Student Sues Over Arrest for Violent Drawings

BY: NJ Criminal Lawyer, NJ Criminal Attorney Violent Drawings  January 14, 2014

NJ Criminal Lawyer, NJ Criminal Attorney Violent Drawings A student arrested over classroom doodles that alarmed the school staff in the days after last year’s Sandy Hook school shootings has filed a civil rights suit in federal court. The student, Kevin Jones Jr., who has Asperger’s syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, has an individual … Continue reading “Asperger’s Syndrome Student Sues Over Arrest for Violent Drawings”

Doodles Lead to New Jersey Student’s Arrest

BY: Betsy Gome  December 28, 2012

When a 16-year-old New Jersey boy doodled in his notebook on Tuesday, December 18, he probably didn’t expect to be arrested by the end of the day. However, when school officials saw the sketches, which they state appeared to be of weapons, and the boy “demonstrated behavior that caused them to be concerned,” the police … Continue reading “Doodles Lead to New Jersey Student’s Arrest”