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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.

Beyond the Tests: Supporting Higher Standards for Our Urban Schools

Published on: March 7, 2006

Last week, U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings spent a few hours in New Jersey promoting the Bush administration's reform plan for public high schools.

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ELC CALLS ON LEGISLATURE TO FUND URGENTLY NEEDED SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Published on: February 16, 2006

Education Law Center is calling on the NJ Legislature and Governor Jon Corzine to act quickly to approve funding to restart work on over 96 stalled school construction projects in urban communities, and to provide the state share of another 35 projects in suburban districts.

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HOW TO FIX SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

Published on: February 15, 2006

More than a year ago, the state Schools Construction Corp. announced it had used up $8.6 billion to renovate and build public schools, leaving hundreds of planned projects in limbo.

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CORZINE ORDERS REVIEW AND REFORM OF SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

Published on: February 8, 2006

By Executive Order, Governor Jon Corzine has ordered a top-to-bottom review of New Jersey’s school construction program, and has appointed a Special Counsel and working group to recommend reforms to the program.

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SECONDARY EDUCATION INITIATIVE MOVING AHEAD

Published on: February 2, 2006

The Secondary Education Initiative (SEI), launched last Fall to bring college prep curriculum, small learning environments and family support to all Abbott students in grades 6-12, has been moving forward in a variety of ways:

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STATE BOARD URGED TO DEVELOP VIABLE PLAN TO INTEGRATE DWIGHT MORROW HIGH SCHOOL

Published on: January 31, 2006

Education Law Center and the NJ Conference of NAACP has issued a strong critique of the November 16th Englewood Report released by the Commissioner of Education in the ongoing school desegregation litigation.

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EDUCATION LAW CENTER PROVIDES COMMENTS TO STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT REGARDING PROPOSED REGULATIONS

Published on: January 27, 2006

The Education Law Center provided comments to the New Jersey Department of Education regarding its "pre-proposed amendments" to the State Special Education Code as well as its Programs to Support Student Development Code.

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NJ SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTITIONERS PROTECT RIGHT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TO STAY IN CURRENT PROGRAMS

Published on: January 18, 2006

Shortly after the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) took effect in July 2005, the New Jersey Department of Education enacted a policy, without notice, that deprived students with disabilities of their right to "stay-put" in their current program pending disputes about proposed program changes.

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