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Monmouth Doctor Admits Taking Bribes for Test Referrals
Thursday, 20 November 2014
NEWARK, NJ—A doctor with practices in Wall Township and Howell Township, New Jersey, today admitted accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of... Read More...
IMAGE Monmouth University Celebrates 40th Annual Holiday Ball
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Photo: Karen S. Leoncavallo and Richard L. Ricciardi, co-chairs of Holiday Ball. West Long Branch, N.J. - Monmouth University will celebrate its 40th Annual Holiday Ball on Saturday, December 6, 2014.  The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. in... Read More...
IMAGE A Closing Reception for Exhibition "Endangered Beauty” with Artist Sabrina Fadial
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Second Story Art Gallery Presents a Closing Reception for Exhibition "Endangered Beauty” with Artist Sabrina Fadial Atlantic Highlands, NJ - On Saturday, November 29, the Second Story Art Gallery presents a closing reception from 6pm to 8pm... Read More...
Keansburg Holiday Tree Lighting 2014 Celebration Set for Dec. 1
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Keansburg, NJ – November 20, 2014 – Keansburg, NJ will celebrate the holiday season with a traditional Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 1 in Friendship Park located on Main Street in Keansburg. The evening’s... Read More...
IMAGE Newest Member of MC Sheriff's Office has a Nose for Sniffing Out Crime
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Photo: (L to R) K-9 Skye, S/O Kurt Kroeper & Sheriff Shaun Golden. FREEHOLD, NJ - The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is welcoming its newest member to the force and she has the one credential for the job, her sense of smell. Skye, the ten... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Take It From Snoopy
by Anne Mikolay
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Recently, I cleaned out a trunk full of ancient artifacts from my high school days and came across a little book titled “Happiness is a warm... Read More...
IMAGE Happy Birthday to a Group Very Special to Atlantic Highlands
by Jack Archibald
Thursday, 20 November 2014
This column typically avoids mentioning birthdays, as each of us is special and our birthday is something to be celebrated.  But a recent... Read More...
IMAGE Wigged Out at the White House?
by Woody Zimmerman
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Has Barack Hussein Obama finally flipped out? One could reasonably conclude that after hearing the president’s remarks following an epic electoral... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - November 16, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Sunday, 16 November 2014
I have nothing funny or witty to say about this, "Brookdale Community College floats plan for 210 layoffs" : http://on.app.com/1GVIO49 PSA: If your... Read More...
IMAGE Preemie Spawns Life With Grace
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Hers was one tough pregnancy. A physician told Jennifer Schwertfeger in 2004 that her placenta and uterus had separated, a condition known as... Read More...

Upcoming Events

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School Age Programs Grades K and up
Thu Nov 20 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
Bayshore Family Success Center Open House
Thu Nov 20 @ 4:00PM - 04:30PM
Preschool Story Time Ages 3 – 5
Thu Nov 20 @ 7:00PM -
Dead Beat Poet Society
Sat Nov 22 @10:00AM - 12:00AM
Chess Class - AH

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Jersey State Bar Foundation will address the educational needs and rights of students with disabilities and their parents at a free public seminar on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 7-9 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick.  Parents, school administrators, teachers and all interested members of the general public are invited to attend. Admission is free but registration is required.

What is the current state of your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)? IEPs 101: What You Need to Know to Ensure Your Child is Provided with a Free and Appropriate Public Education will take a personalized view of special education with dialogue among the panel, comprised of three experienced special education law attorneys, and the audience.The seminar will cover topics that parents and guardians frequently inquire about:

- “Child Find”—a school district’s responsibility to locate and evaluate students with disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services, who qualifies for special education and what constitutes a free, appropriate public education.

- Individualized Education Programs or IEPs—how they serve as a blueprint for the education and related services provided by a school district.

- An in-depth look at the Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance or PLAAFP component of an IEP and what the PLAAFP should contain.

- What constitutes appropriate and measurable annual goals and benchmarks or short-term objectives in an IEP.

After the presentations, the focus will be on questions from the audience and discussion among the panelists on any and all topics relating to parents' and the school's rights and responsibilities concerning special education. Speakers at the seminar will include Rebecca Spar of Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard in Hackensack; David Giles, a solo practitioner in South Orange; and Staci Greenwald of Sussan & Greenwald in Cranbury and a Certified Teacher of the Handicapped.

Spar is a frequent lecturer and author and has represented parents and children in several precedent-selling educational cases. She is on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Tourette Syndrome Association, a former chair of the NJSBA's Children's Rights Committee and School Law Committee and currently serves on the Education Law Center's Board of Trustees. She holds degrees from the University of Kansas, the University of Minnesota, Pace University and Rutgers School of Law-Newark.

Giles has represented parents and students in school-related matters, including special education and school discipline cases, since 1989. He originally practiced law in California, where he worked for nine years with California Rural Legal Assistance and East Palo Alto Community Law Project. Subsequently he worked for the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. In 2001 he joined the Education Law Center, a nonprofit, Newark-based law office with a statewide practice dedicated to helping New Jersey children receive a thorough, efficient and appropriate education. Since 2003 Giles has maintained a private education law practice. 

Greenwald was a special education teacher before attending law school. She has a degree in speech pathology and is a Certified Teacher of the Handicapped. She represents the disabled in various forums from the Office of Administrative Law to the Federal courts. Besides special education issues, she offers advocacy in matters involving the Division of Development Disabilities and guardianship.

The seminar is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required. To register, or for more information on Foundation seminars, programs and publications, visit the Foundation online at www.njsbf.org or call 1-800-FREE-LAW. The Foundation's seminar series is made possible by funding from the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey.

Founded in 1958, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the educational and philanthropic arm of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Bar Foundation's mission is to promote public understanding of the law through a free, comprehensive public education program. Among its activities, the Foundation conducts seminars and conflict resolution training, publishes materials, operates a videotape loan library and speakers bureau, and coordinates elementary, middle and high school mock trial competitions. For more information about the Foundation's programs and publications, visit us online at www.njsbf.org or call 1-800-FREE-LAW.

Any financial contribution you can make to help ensure that the Foundation continues its vital mission to educate the public about the law is welcome, especially in an era of uncertain funding. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to further teh good work of the Foundation, please go to www.njsbf.org/donate.

Directions:From the New Jersey Turnpike, take Exit 9 to Route 18 North.  Route 18 North forks off to the left.  Follow signs for Route 1 South.

From Route 1 South, take the exit for Ryders Lane-New Brunswick.  The Law Center is the first right turn off Ryders Lane.

From Princeton, take Route 1 North to the second Ryders Lane exit (Ryders Lane-New Brunswick). Ryders lane passes over Route 1.  The Law Center is the first right turn.