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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.

Newark and Jersey City test scores rise

Published on: June 22, 2004

In the state's two largest school systems, Newark and Jersey City students showed solid gains in most of their statewide tests this spring, according to preliminary scores released to the districts this month.

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DISTRICTS AND ELC CHALLENGE ABBOTT RULES IN NJ SUPREME COURT

Published on: June 14, 2004

A group of Abbott districts and Education Law Center have filed an emergency motion asking the NJ Supreme Court to invalidate the Abbott regulations adopted by Education Commissioner William Librera on May 25, 2004.

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NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT EXTENDS PRE-K TEACHER CERTIFICATION DEADLINE

Published on: June 8, 2004

The NJ Supreme Court ordered an extension of the September 2004 deadline for certification of all Abbott preschool teachers.

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COMMISSIONER SECRETLY CHANGES ABBOTT RULES

Published on: May 26, 2004

NJ Education Commissioner William Librera has again revised the State's Abbott rules, this time behind closed doors.

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BROWN, ABBOTT AND NJ'S SEGREGATED PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Published on: May 21, 2004

The 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board ruling ending legal segregation in public schools puts the spotlight on a troubling reality: New Jersey’s K-12 public schools remain among the most segregated in the nation.

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COMMISSIONER SEEKS TO EXTEND PRE-K TEACHER CERTIFICATION DEADLINE

Published on: May 19, 2004

NJ Commissioner of Education William Librera filed an application with the NJ Supreme Court on May 18 requesting an extension of the September 2004 deadline for certification of all Abbott preschool teachers.

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STILL SEPARATE, STILL UNEQUAL

Published on: May 18, 2004

On the 50th anniversary of the landmark desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education, African-American students in New Jersey continue to be over-represented in special education and are placed in segregated settings at much higher rates than their white counterparts with disastrous consequences, according to data released by a coalition of advocacy organizations today.

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ELC CALLS ON COMMISSIONER TO ENSURE TIMELY BUDGET DECISIONS

Published on: May 11, 2004

ELC is urging the NJ Department of Education to issue final and complete decisions on Abbott district budgets for 04-05 by the May 28th deadline set by the NJ Supreme Court.

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