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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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WORK GROUP DEVELOPING MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL REFORMS

Published on: December 8, 2003

A work group has been convened to develop a program of whole school reform (WSR) in secondary schools in Abbott districts.

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ABBOTT COURT RULING STRENGTHENS WHOLE SCHOOL REFORM

Published on: November 26, 2003

After directing the parties in the Abbott v. Burke case into mediation with Appellate Judge Philip Carchman, the NJ Supreme Court issued a ruling on June 24, 2003 that accepts agreements reached by ELC and the NJ Commissioner of Education during the month-long mediation process.

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NATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL GROWING

Published on: November 25, 2003

Addressing the National School Funding Network on November 6th in Washington, D.C., Education Law Center’s preschool advocate Ellen Boylan cited the "compelling research" on the benefits of high quality early education as fueling a national movement to provide universal preschool to three- and four-year olds.

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LINKING FUNDING ADEQUACY TO EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT

Published on: November 25, 2003

In a presentation to the Alliance for Excellent Education on November 17th in Washington, D.C., Education Law Center’s Executive Director David Sciarra tackled an urgent question facing the national movement for school funding reform: how to ensure additional funding improves curriculum, teaching and student outcomes, particularly in historically neglected high poverty schools?

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2003-04 ABBOTT DISTRICT BUDGETS: CONTENTIOUS AND STILL NOT RESOLVED

Published on: November 24, 2003

Education Law Center (ELC) is closely monitoring the budgets of the Abbott districts for 2003-04.

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