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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.

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.

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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.

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ABBOTT DISTRICTS WIN! NJDOE ORDERED TO RESTORE $124 MILLION FOR K-12 SUPPLEMENTAL PROGRAMS

Published on: January 25, 2004

In a unanimous decision, a three-judge Appeals Court has ruled the NJ Department of Education had no authority to remove $124 million in previously approved K-12 supplemental programs from Abbott districts' current (2003-04) budgets.

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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.

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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.

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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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