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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.

STALLED PROJECTS, WORSENING CONDITIONS PROMPT SCHOOL CHILDREN TO SEEK COURT INTERVENTION

Published on: April 12, 2007

Children attending New Jersey’s urban public schools – mostly poor, Black and Latino – filed legal action today asking the NJ Supreme Court to order State officials and the Legislature to provide constitutionally required funding to restart numerous stalled construction projects in Abbott districts and address emergency repairs threatening their health and safety.

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COMMISSIONER CHOOSES PRIVATE, CLOSED PROCESS TO SOLICIT BIDS FOR EVALUATION OF STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Published on: April 10, 2007

On the heels of another internal "reorganization" of the NJ Department of Education, Commissioner Lucille Davy has initiated bidding for an outside review of the Department.

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NJDOE REORGANIZED BEFORE INDEPENDENT EVALUATION

Published on: March 23, 2007

On March 7th, State Education Commissioner Lucille Davy presented a plan to reorganize the New Jersey Department of Education.

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NJ SUPREME COURT ISSUES DECISION IN LANDMARK BULLYING CASE

Published on: March 5, 2007

On February 21, 2007, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued its decision in the landmark bullying case, L.W. v. Toms River Regional Schools Board of Education.

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BILL REQUIRING EVALUATION OF NJDOE NOW LAW

Published on: February 28, 2007

On January 29th, Governor Jon Corzine signed into law Joint Resolution No. 3 mandating the State to contract with an "independent entity" to conduct "a thorough and comprehensive evaluation" of the operations of the NJ Department of Education.

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GOVERNOR CORZINE PROPOSES EXPANDING ABBOTT PROGRAMS TO MORE LOW INCOME STUDENTS AND DISTRICTS

Published on: February 23, 2007

Governor Jon Corzine is proposing to nearly double state aid for low-income students and school districts, and will target the increase to expand implementation of New Jersey’s groundbreaking urban or "Abbott" programs.

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ABBOTT TEST SCORES HOLDING STEADY SEVERAL DISTRICTS FORGING AHEAD

Published on: February 7, 2007

Analysis of the 2006 standardized test results, released today in the State Report Card, shows that overall achievement levels in New Jersey’s high poverty "Abbott" districts are holding steady in the 4th, 8th, and 11th grades.

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NJDOE Directs Abbott Districts Not to File Instructional Improvement Plans

Published on: February 2, 2007

Just days before the February 1st due date, the NJ Department of Education told Abbott districts not to file their plans to improve curriculum and instruction for the coming school year.

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