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Preschool

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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STATE MUST INTERVENE TO ELIMINATE JERSEY CITY PRE-K WAIT LIST

Published on: September 29, 2009

ELC has called on NJ Education Commissioner Lucille Davy to take immediate action to respond to a report that over 100 three- and four-year old children in Jersey City are waiting to be enrolled in the district’s Abbott preschool program.

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PROPOSED REGULATIONS WEAKEN PRESCHOOL EXPANSION PROGRAM

Published on: August 6, 2009

While Governor Jon Corzine continues to tout the benefits of the Abbott preschool program – benefits reconfirmed by a study released last month – the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) has proposed new preschool regulations that pose a significant challenge to program expansion.

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Preschool has proven long-term benefits

Published on: July 29, 2009

An ongoing research evaluation by a Rutgers University research team shows disadvantaged children attending New Jersey's preschool program are better prepared for kindergarten and perform better in early elementary grades.

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NJDOE DROPS 6,900 CHILDREN FROM PRESCHOOL COUNT

Published on: December 3, 2008

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has revised the method for calculating the number of three- and four-year-old children eligible to attend the nationally acclaimed Abbott preschool program.

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PROMISE ALREADY BROKEN? PRE-K EXPANSION IN TROUBLE

Published on: November 10, 2008

The State commitment to expand preschool to New Jersey's high poverty communities and poor children appears in jeopardy even before districts submit their first-year plans.

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PRESCHOOL EXPANSION SUBJECT OF JOINT COMMITTEE HEARING

Published on: October 20, 2008

The Joint Committee on Public Schools heard testimony on October 14, 2008 on the state’s plan to undertake a major expansion of public preschool.

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NEW STUDY SETS COST OF HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL AT $12,276 PER-PUPIL

Published on: December 10, 2007

Education Law Center today announced the release of a new study of the cost of providing high quality preschool in New Jersey.

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