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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.

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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NEW JERSEY MOVES TOWARD UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL, BUT CHALLENGES REMAIN

Published on: October 29, 2003

New Jersey is making progress towards enrolling all three-and four-year olds in urban communities, as required by the Abbott v. Burke rulings.

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SFA FOUNDER TOUTS ACHIEVEMENT GAINS IN ABBOTT SCHOOLS

Published on: June 2, 2003

In an op-ed in the Times of Trenton on June 22, 2003, Dr. Robert Slavin describes the gains on New Jersey's fourth grade assessment in Abbott schools from 1999-2002 as "nothing short of phenomenal."

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