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Preschool

NJ'S ACCLAIMED ABBOTT PRE-K PROGRAM: BEGINNING OF THE END?

Published on: November 14, 2007

The Corzine Administration’s as-yet-to-be unveiled funding formula will likely propose eliminating the needs-based funding process for the nationally acclaimed Abbott preschool program, a process instituted in 2002 to comply with a NJ Supreme Court ruling in the landmark Abbott v. Burke case.

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ABBOTT CITIES AGAIN REQUIRED TO PAY MORE FOR SCHOOLS

Published on: July 27, 2007

For the second straight year, the State Budget requires urban or "Abbott" municipalities to maintain a fixed level of local property tax revenue for their schools, and mandates those cities below that level to pay more for public education.

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ELC FILES SUIT TO COMPEL STATE TO EVALUATE ABBOTT AND SET PROGRESS BENCHMARKS

Published on: July 10, 2007

Education Law Center has filed suit seeking to compel the State Education Department to fulfill a longstanding Supreme Court mandate to evaluate the Abbott reforms and set progress benchmarks for Abbott districts.

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ABBOTT PRE-K IS NOT AN UNREGULATED PRIVATE SCHOOL "VOUCHER" PROGRAM

Published on: May 9, 2007

Research continues to confirm that New Jersey’s investment in the pre-kindergarten program ordered in the landmark Abbott v. Burke case yields significant educational value.

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ELC ACTION RESULTS IN RE-ENROLLMENT OF ILLEGALLY EXPELLED PRE-K STUDENT

Published on: May 7, 2007

On April 2, 2007, four-year-old J.M. was summarily expelled from his preschool program at the Charles Sumner School in Camden, NJ.

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STUDY SHOWS ABBOTT PRE-K PROGRAM AMONG THE NATION'S BEST

Published on: April 20, 2007

New Jersey’s Abbott pre-kindergarten program is among the top programs in the country, according to a new study by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University.

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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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NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT EXTENDS PRE-K TEACHER CERTIFICATION DEADLINE

Published on: June 8, 2004

The NJ Supreme Court ordered an extension of the September 2004 deadline for certification of all Abbott preschool teachers.

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