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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.

GOVERNOR'S WORK GROUP PROPOSES SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION REFORMS FAILS TO RECOMMEND NEW FUNDING TO RESTART STALLED PROJECTS

Published on: March 16, 2006

Governor Jon Corzine’s Work Group on School Construction released an initial report on March 15th, as required by Executive Order No. 3.

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URBAN SCHOOLS SHOW IMPROVEMENTS

Published on: March 13, 2006

New Jersey's urban – or "Abbott" - schools have improved at the preschool and elementary school level, but lag when it comes to middle and high school performance.

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NEW COALITION TO FIGHT FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FUNDS

Published on: March 8, 2006

A new, broad-based coalition has been formed to advocate for restarting the State school construction program throughout New Jersey.

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Beyond the Tests: Supporting Higher Standards for Our Urban Schools

Published on: March 7, 2006

Last week, U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings spent a few hours in New Jersey promoting the Bush administration's reform plan for public high schools.

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ELC CALLS ON LEGISLATURE TO FUND URGENTLY NEEDED SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Published on: February 16, 2006

Education Law Center is calling on the NJ Legislature and Governor Jon Corzine to act quickly to approve funding to restart work on over 96 stalled school construction projects in urban communities, and to provide the state share of another 35 projects in suburban districts.

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HOW TO FIX SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

Published on: February 15, 2006

More than a year ago, the state Schools Construction Corp. announced it had used up $8.6 billion to renovate and build public schools, leaving hundreds of planned projects in limbo.

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CORZINE ORDERS REVIEW AND REFORM OF SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

Published on: February 8, 2006

By Executive Order, Governor Jon Corzine has ordered a top-to-bottom review of New Jersey’s school construction program, and has appointed a Special Counsel and working group to recommend reforms to the program.

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SECONDARY EDUCATION INITIATIVE MOVING AHEAD

Published on: February 2, 2006

The Secondary Education Initiative (SEI), launched last Fall to bring college prep curriculum, small learning environments and family support to all Abbott students in grades 6-12, has been moving forward in a variety of ways:

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