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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.

COMMISSIONER UPHOLDS DETERMINATION OF HOMELESSNESS

Published on: November 28, 2007

The Commissioner of Education issued a Final Decision on November 19, 2007 affirming a school district’s responsibility for the education of four homeless siblings.

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COMMISSIONER UPHOLDS DETERMINATION OF HOMELESSNESS

Published on: November 27, 2007

The Commissioner of Education issued a Final Decision on November 19, 2007 affirming a school districts responsibility for the education of four homeless siblings.

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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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REFUSAL TO FUND STALLED PROJECTS PROMPTS ABBOTT COURT ACTION

Published on: November 1, 2007

Children of dilapidated and overcrowded urban public schools filed legal action today asking the NJ Supreme Court to set December 31st as the deadline for the Legislature to provide the funding needed to restart numerous stalled construction projects.

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State Continues to Fund School Projects in Suburbs, While Leaving Poor Districts Stranded

Published on: November 1, 2007

State support for school building projects in New Jersey’s high wealth and middle income suburban districts continues to increase, even as the State refuses to fund numerous stalled building projects in poor districts, according to an Education Law Center analysis released today.

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KPMG: NJ ED DEPARTMENT HAS SERIOUS PROBLEMS

Published on: October 16, 2007

A recently released evaluation of the NJ Department of Education by the national management firm of KPMG calls into serious question the agency’s ability to fulfill its responsibilities.

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COMMISSIONER ASKED TO DECIDE IF PLEASANTVILLE BOARD MEMBERS SHOULD STEP ASIDE

Published on: October 15, 2007

Parents and community leaders in Pleasantville are demanding that two Pleasantville school board members arrested on corruption charges last month resign in order to restore public confidence in the district.

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New Jersey's Special Review Assessment: Loophole Or Lifeline?

Published on: August 22, 2007

Eliminating the Special Review Assessment (SRA) could dramatically raise dropout rates and threaten New Jersey's claim to having one of the nation's best high school graduation rates, according to a new report  on the state's alternative route to a high school diploma.

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