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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.

NEW JERSEY LEADS NATION IN ADDRESSING "SCHOOL FACILITIES GAP" ABBOTT RULINGS SPARK SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION STATEWIDE

Published on: October 26, 2006

A national report released today in Washington D.C. highlights New Jersey’s success in chipping away at the gap in expenditures for school construction between low and high wealth districts.

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ABBOTT CHIEF REFUSES PARENTS' REQUEST TO ENFORCE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT REQUIREMENTS

Published on: October 11, 2006

Parent leaders from Camden, Newark, and Jersey City were disappointed at the refusal of Gordon MacInnes, the State's top official for urban school reform, to take action to enforce compliance with state and federal laws requiring parental involvement in the urban or "Abbott" districts.

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GOVERNOR PROPOSES SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FUNDING AND REFORM

Published on: September 14, 2006

Governor Jon Corzine's School Construction Working Group released its third and final report on September 14th.

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ELC CALLS ON NJDOE TO REVISE STATUS REPORT ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

Published on: September 6, 2006

In an August 31st letter to Acting Education Commissioner Lucille Davy, Education Law Center has raised serious concerns about the recent FY 2006 Annual Report on the School Construction Program issued by the NJ Department of Education.

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ELC OPPOSES U.S. SUPREME COURT REVIEW OF DECISION ON FEES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION CASES

Published on: August 28, 2006

ELC has filed a brief opposing the request by a South Jersey school district that the United States Supreme Court review a decision of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals allowing attorneys fees to in special education cases.

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ELC PUBLISHES NEW DATA ON ABBOTT SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: August 25, 2006

The Education Law Center has posted profiles of each of the 31 Abbott school districts.

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NJDOE REFUSES TO RELEASE EDUCATION COST STUDY

Published on: July 18, 2006

The NJ Department of Education refuses to make public a 2003 study of the cost of providing a thorough and efficient education to all New Jersey public school students, prompting ELC to file suit yesterday to obtain its release before planned discussion on school funding begins in the Legislature in August.

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COMMISSIONER FAILS TO HONOR ABBOTT COMMITMENTS

Published on: July 13, 2006

Public records show that Commissioner Lucille Davy has failed to follow through on her pledge to the NJ Supreme Court that she would improve public accountability for Abbott funding.

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