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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.

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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FOLLOW NEW JERSEY: CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS OFFER BLUEPRINT FOR REAL REFORM

Published on: July 28, 2010

New Jersey figures prominently in a new, comprehensive blueprint for reform released by a number of leading civil rights organizations designed to ensure all public school students have the opportunity to achieve high academic standards.

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NJ SHOULD JOIN OTHER STATES IN REJECTING VOUCHER BILL

Published on: July 13, 2010

Growing opposition has stalled the voucher bill, aka the "Opportunity Scholarship Act," in the NJ Legislature.

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LAWSUIT SEEKS TO COMPEL RULES TO ALLOW URBAN DISTRICTS TO TAKE CHARGE OF SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Published on: July 8, 2010

Education Law Center (ELC) has brought legal action to compel two State agencies to adopt long overdue rules that would allow urban school districts the opportunity to plan, design and construct needed school construction projects in their communities.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE: LESNIAK BILL FIRST STEP TO SCHOOL VOUCHERS ACROSS NEW JERSEY

Published on: June 23, 2010

Governor Christopher Christie yesterday made clear that any further restrictions on private school vouchers in Senator Raymond Lesniak's voucher bill (S1872) are unacceptable.

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JUST SAY "NO" TO ANOTHER REWRITE OF VOUCHER BILL

Published on: June 22, 2010

Education Law Center, New Jersey's leading advocate for public school students, is calling on legislators to "just say no" to a last ditch effort to bring school vouchers to the state, this time by rewriting the bill to secure the support of "local legislators."

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STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT STILL FAILING OUR STUDENTS

Published on: June 17, 2010

There's a lot of heated rhetoric these days about "failing" public schools. Education Commissioner Bret Schundler took it up a notch when his spokesperson recently called New Jersey's public school system "wretched."

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ELC TO DOE: RELEASE DATA ON AHSA AND 'APPEALS PROCESS'

Published on: June 16, 2010

As the NJ Department of Education proceeds with plans to deny diplomas to unprecedented numbers of seniors on the basis of this year's Alternative High School Assessment (ASHA) scores, Education Law Center has asked the Department and the State Board of Education to release full results of the new assessment so the public will know how many students may not graduate.

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