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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.

NJ SUPREME COURT ISSUES DECISION IN LANDMARK BULLYING CASE

Published on: March 5, 2005

In L.W., the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed an appellate court ruling that school districts may be liable for damages and other relief under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) for student-on-student harassment based on actual or perceived sexual orientation.

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FUNDING BOOST RECOMMENDED FOR NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS

Published on: December 2, 2004

A Court-appointed panel of special masters in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity school finance case has recommended that the State of New York increase funding to improve education programs for 1.2 million New York City students, and to upgrade facilities.

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NEW JERSEY RECEIVES HIGH MARKS ON NATIONAL PRE-K REPORT CARD

Published on: November 23, 2004

New Jersey received high marks for preschool education, according to the 2004 State Preschool Yearbook just released by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University.

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ELC SECURES EDUCATION SERVICES FOR LEP STUDENT

Published on: November 23, 2004

In a case involving a Roselle high school student with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a NJ Superior Court has ordered the Roselle school district to provide compensatory education to make up for time lost when the student was improperly expelled from school.

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ELC ISSUES ADVISORY ON WHOLE SCHOOL REFORM

Published on: November 22, 2004

Abbott elementary schools must continue implementing whole school reform (WSR) in 2004-05 in accordance with the directives in the NJ Supreme Court’s Abbott X order, according to an advisory issued by ELC to Abbott districts and NJ education organizations.

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NJDOE PULLS CHANGES TO ABBOTT ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES

Published on: November 17, 2004

State Education Commissioner William Librera has decided to withdraw his proposal to the NJ Supreme Court to change the Abbott X requirements for providing assistance to low performing elementary schools.

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ELC, ED GROUPS, WARN TASK FORCE TO STAY AWAY FROM "T AND E"

Published on: November 2, 2004

Education Law Center and several major NJ education organizations warned the Property Tax Convention Task Force to stay away from the State's constitutional guarantee of a thorough and efficient education.

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TEST SCORES RISING IN NJ’S URBAN DISTRICTS

Published on: November 2, 2004

Just released state data show sizable gains by elementary school students in New Jersey's urban or "Abbott" districts in 2004, continuing a positive trend that began in 1999.

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