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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.

DISTRICTS TO APPEAL RULING ON PRE-K FUNDING

Published on: March 18, 2004

Abbott districts will ask the State Supreme Court to overturn an Appellate Court ruling sanctioning the failure of the NJ Department of Education to fully fund the Abbott preschool program.

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"REVERSE ROBIN HOOD" FUNDING SCHEME CHALLENGED

Published on: March 18, 2004

By Tom Jannarone, Consultant for Urban Affairs to the New Jersey Association of School Administrators and the Urban Schools Superintendents of New Jersey

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SUPREME COURT RESCINDS NJDOE CUTS TO ABBOTT BUDGETS

Published on: March 18, 2004

In an order issued March 18th, the NJ Supreme Court has directed the NJ Department of Education to immediately restore an estimated $78 to $100 million in programs and positions to the Abbott districts 2003-04 budgets.

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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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