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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.

ELC Testifies In Favor Of Bill Which Places Burden On School Districts In Special Education Cases

Published on: December 5, 2007

The Education Law Center’s testimony, as well as the testimony of numerous other special education advocates, was well received by the Education Committee which unanimously voted in favor of S2604.

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NEW STUDY DISCREDITS NJDOE’S 2003 EDUCATION COSTS

Published on: November 29, 2007

The school finance consultant used by the Department of Education in 2003 to assist in costing out an adequate education in NJ just completed a similar cost study for Pennsylvania, and the results again call into serious question the cost determinations reached in the NJ study.

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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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