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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.

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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COURT PROTECTS EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS OF NJ’S POOR SCHOOLCHILDREN

Published on: November 18, 2008

In a unanimous opinion, the New Jersey Supreme Court today stepped-in to protect the educational rights of the State’s most needy school children by ordering a remand in the landmark Abbott v. Burke case to fully vet the constitutionality of the Legislature’s new school funding formula, the School Funding Reform Act of 2008.

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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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ABBOTT GOES TO PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Published on: October 31, 2008

In 2006 he was asked to complete a black- and-white photo essay about New Jersey children educated in poor inner-city schools.

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BALLOT INITIATIVE DOES NOT EFFECT STATE’S OBLIGATION TO FUND SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

Published on: October 28, 2008

On November 4th, New Jersey voters will decide on a measure tightening the constitutional restrictions on State borrowing.

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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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HIGH SCHOOL REDESIGN EFFORT NEEDS NEW DIRECTION

Published on: September 23, 2008

At the September 17 meeting of the New Jersey State Board of Education, Commissioner of Education Lucille Davy presented plans for "secondary school transformation.

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NJDOE SETTLES CLAIMS OF STUDENT WITH DYSLEXIA

Published on: September 10, 2008

The long-running litigation between A.W., a student with dyslexia, and NJDOE came to a close last month when the parties filed a settlement agreement with the federal district court.

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