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All ELC news stories are archived here in reverse chronological order. They are also categorized by state in the menu on the left, with New Jersey further broken out into separate subject areas.

ELC SEEKS ACCOUNTING FOR ABBOTT MANAGEMENT FUNDS

Published on: July 23, 2004

Education Law Center has asked NJ Commissioner of Education William Librera to publicly account for the $14 million in Abbott funds spent by the Department of Education last year to manage and supervise implementation of the Abbott rulings.

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KEY LEGISLATOR CALLS FOR REVISIONS TO ABBOTT RULES

Published on: July 19, 2004

Assembly Education Committee Chair Craig Stanley is urging NJ Education Commissioner William Librera to reconvene the Abbott Rulemaking Committee before adopting Abbott rules for the 2004-05 school year.

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SALEM CITY BECOMES 31st ABBOTT DISTRICT

Published on: July 2, 2004

On June 30th, Governor McGreevey signed a bill designating the Salem City public schools as the 31st Abbott district.

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ELC BATTLES STATE ON BEHALF OF DYSLEXIC STUDENT

Published on: July 2, 2004

A.W., a student denied appropriate education services to treat his dyslexia for more than ten years, has reached a settlement with his local school district, the terms of which must remain confidential. However, his claims against the State remain unresolved.

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HUGE WIN FOR ABBOTT SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS!

Published on: June 25, 2004

The Abbott districts have reached settlements with the NJ Department of Education over the districts’ 2004-05 budgets, approving over $500 million in Abbott funding for K-12 supplemental programs in the coming school year.

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Newark and Jersey City test scores rise

Published on: June 22, 2004

In the state's two largest school systems, Newark and Jersey City students showed solid gains in most of their statewide tests this spring, according to preliminary scores released to the districts this month.

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DISTRICTS AND ELC CHALLENGE ABBOTT RULES IN NJ SUPREME COURT

Published on: June 14, 2004

A group of Abbott districts and Education Law Center have filed an emergency motion asking the NJ Supreme Court to invalidate the Abbott regulations adopted by Education Commissioner William Librera on May 25, 2004.

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NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT EXTENDS PRE-K TEACHER CERTIFICATION DEADLINE

Published on: June 8, 2004

The NJ Supreme Court ordered an extension of the September 2004 deadline for certification of all Abbott preschool teachers.

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