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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.

STUDY DOCUMENTS FUNDING GAP FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING ABBOTT CHARTER SCHOOLS

Published on: May 24, 2007

Students in charter schools in New Jersey’s urban or "Abbott" districts receive 32% less to fund the basic or "foundational" education program than their fellow students in district schools, according to a report authored by Montclair University Professor Katrina E. Bulkley.

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HIGH COURT EXPECTS LAWMAKERS TO ADDRESS FACILITIES FUNDING IN FY08 STATE BUDGET

Published on: May 24, 2007

In an Order issued today , the NJ Supreme Court denied a motion by urban school children asking the Court to direct the Legislature to authorize more school construction funding by June 30th.

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COST OF ABBOTT AUDITS SOAR

Published on: May 10, 2007

The NJ Department of Education will pay KPMG $10.7 million for audits of the Abbott districts, which is $7.45 million more than the amount the DOE reported it would pay the New York-based accounting firm last October.

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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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PHILLIPSBURG PROTESTS DELAY IN CONSTRUCTING NEW HIGH SCHOOL

Published on: April 25, 2007

A rally to protest the ongoing delay by the NJ Schools Construction Corporation (SCC) in constructing a new high school drew over 400 Phillipsburg residents on Saturday, April 21st.

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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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EFFORT LAUNCHED TO PLACE BURDEN ON DISTRICTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION CASES

Published on: April 18, 2007

Education Law Center is leading a statewide effort to mobilize New Jersey child advocates, disability rights organizations and other stakeholders to secure passage of legislation to place the burden of proof and burden of production on school districts in special education due process hearings.

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