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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.

SUPREME COURT FAST-TRACKS DISTRICT BUDGET APPEALS AND DIRECTS NEW FUNDING FOR FACILITIES

Published on: May 23, 2006

In an order issued today, the NJ Supreme Court clarified its Abbott order of May 9, 2006.

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WORK GROUP TO RECOMMEND MORE CONSTRUCTION FUNDS BY AUGUST WILL GOVERNOR CORZINE FOLLOW THROUGH?

Published on: May 17, 2006

In its second progress report, Governor Jon Corzine's Working Group announced it will finalize reforms to the school construction program by August, including a recommendation for additional funds to restart numerous school facilities projects across the state.

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SUPREME COURT PROTECTS EDUCATION RIGHTS OF POOR AND MINORITY SCHOOLCHILDREN

Published on: May 10, 2006

In a unanimous ruling issued today, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the State’s duty to provide for the educational needs of New Jersey’s most vulnerable schoolchildren.

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ABBOTT DISTRICTS ASK COURT TO REJECT GOVERNOR'S BUDGET DOCUMENT SEVERE EFFECTS ON NEEDIEST STUDENTS

Published on: April 28, 2006

Twenty-three high poverty, high minority urban school districts are seeking to intervene before the Supreme Court to oppose Governor Jon Corzine’s proposed budget cuts in their schools.

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BROAD COALITION URGES COURT TO REMAIN COMMITTED TO ABBOTT SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published on: April 28, 2006

An allied group of public education stakeholders has filed an amicus brief asking the New Jersey Supreme Court to reject the Governor's proposal to severely restrict the funding needed to address the educational disadvantages caused by poverty in the State's urban school districts.

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SCHOOL CHILDREN MOVE TO BLOCK GOVERNOR'S CUTS

Published on: April 24, 2006

NJ's urban school children are asking the Supreme Court to reject Governor Jon Corzine’s request to make substantial cuts in education programs and staff in the State’s high poverty, high minority urban schools.

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THIRD CIRCUIT DECIDES ATTORNEY'S FEES ARE AVAILABLE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION CASE

Published on: April 12, 2006

On April 5, 2006, the Third Circuit decided P.N. v. Clementon Board of Education, a case in which ELC co-authored an amicus brief with pro bono counsel Drinker, Biddle & Reath, on behalf of ELC and a coalition of other organizations.

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GOVERNOR SUES TO CUT EDUCATION FOR POOR STUDENTS

Published on: April 10, 2006

Governor Jon Corzine has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court, asking the Court for permission to make substantial cuts in programs, staff and services in schools serving New Jersey’s poorest students.

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