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Preschool

TOP 25 NJ SCHOOL DISTRICTS MOST IN NEED OF PRESCHOOL

Published on: December 11, 2013

Over 10,000 children are eligible for full-day preschool in these 25 districts, yet fewer than 1,000 children are presently served. The need for preschool in these poor communities is overwhelming.

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NJ PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT: PROGRESS STOPS UNDER CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION

Published on: November 3, 2013

In 2012-13, 90,916 NJ three- and four-year-olds are eligible for preschool, but only 47,247 of them are in full-day, high-quality programs. This leaves 43,669 low-income children underserved or not served at all.

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OBAMA EMBRACES NJ HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL AS MODEL FOR THE NATION

Published on: February 14, 2013

President Obama released the details of a groundbreaking federal proposal to expand early childhood programs across the country. The President's preschool initiative closely follows NJ's Abbott program, now in its 12th year.

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PRE-K FUNDING INCREASED TO COMPLY WITH ABBOTT COURT ORDER

Published on: September 17, 2011

The NJDOE notified the state’s poor urban districts of a $7.9 million increase in preschool education aid in FY12, ensuring the Christie Administration’s full compliance with the NJ Supreme Court’s May 2011 order in the landmark Abbott v. Burke education equity litigation.

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PATERSON PRE-K CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES DEMAND SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

Published on: November 19, 2010

A hiring freeze imposed by the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) on the Paterson school district has resulted in hundreds of preschoolers with disabilities not receiving the special education and related services to which they are entitled under state and federal law.

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PROGRESS TOWARD UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL SLOWING

Published on: August 5, 2010

In 2009-10, over 9,000 eligible 3- and 4-year-olds in the Abbott districts were not enrolled in preschool. Despite initial gains, progress toward universal enrollment in these districts has slowed in recent years, according to a report released by Education Law Center on August 5.

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ELC RELEASES TWO PRE-K POLICY BRIEFS

ABBOTT PRE-K HAILED AS NATIONAL MODEL BY NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION

Published on: December 15, 2009

The New America Foundation recently released a report, "Education Reform Starts Early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd Reform," in which New Jersey is touted as a "national leader in early education."

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