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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.

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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NJDOE URGED TO ADDRESS ILLEGAL BARRIERS TO PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

Published on: September 10, 2008

The ACLU-NJ has released disturbing findings that at least 20% of New Jersey public school districts are illegally requiring Social Security numbers or immigration status as a condition of student enrollment, prompting NJDOE to issue a statement to the press vowing it "will not tolerate continued violation of the law."

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Federal District Court Denies State's Motion To Dismiss Special Education Segregation Case

Published on: July 7, 2008

The Education Law Center (ELC), together with co-plaintiffs New Jersey Protection & Advocacy, Inc. (NJP&A), the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey (SPAN),

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$3.9 BILLION FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION APPROVED

Published on: June 25, 2008

ELC applauded the NJ Legislature’s approval on Monday of $3.9 billion in bond financing for a "second wave" of school construction to replace dilapidated and outmoded school facilities in the state’s poorest communities.

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STATE PAYS TO BUILD SCHOOLS IN SUBURBS, SHUTS-OUT THE POOR

Published on: June 5, 2008

The Legislature will pay out more than $58 million for school construction projects in the upcoming State budget, mostly in the suburbs, an increase of 75% in just two years.

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