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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.

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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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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