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.
ABBOTT DISTRICTS NOT PREPARED TO REVISE FACILITY PLANS NEXT YEAR
Published on: February 16, 2004
Abbott districts must develop new five-year facility improvement plans next year, but lack guidance from NJDOE on how to perform this critical task.
SUPREME COURT FAST TRACKS DECISION ON ABBOTT BUDGETS
Published on: February 4, 2004
The Supreme Court has directed the Appellate Court to quickly decide whether the DOE violated a July 2003 order when it refused to restore millions in previously approved K-12 supplemental programs to the Abbott districts' final 2003-04 budgets.
ABBOTT DISTRICTS WIN! NJDOE ORDERED TO RESTORE $124 MILLION FOR K-12 SUPPLEMENTAL PROGRAMS
NOT ALL ABBOTT PRE-K TEACHERS WILL MEET CERTIFICATION DEADLINE
Published on: January 20, 2004
NJDOE has informed Education Law Center and others that not all teachers in Abbott preschools will meet the September 2004 certification.
DISTRICTS PRESS APPEAL FOR ABBOTT K-12 SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDS
Published on: January 14, 2004
On January 13th, twenty-one Abbott school districts pressed their case to restore over $150 million in K–12 supplemental funds to their budgets for the current (2003-04) school year.
NJDOE RULES NEGLECT PRESCHOOL FACILITIES NEEDS
Published on: January 9, 2004
New regulations proposed by NJDOE will not ensure all children currently enrolled in Abbott preschool programs are in safe and adequate facilities.
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION EXTENDED TO AGE 20
Published on: December 12, 2003
The NJ State Board of Education has ruled that alternative education for an expelled high school student must be extended until he reaches his twentieth birthday.
New Indicators Initiative to Track Abbott Progress
Published on: December 10, 2003
The Abbott rulings contain an unprecedented remedy to improve education in New Jersey's high-poverty urban communities.