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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.

NJDOE MUST ADDRESS AUDIT DEFICIENCIES

Published on: January 30, 2007

Education Law Center (ELC) today called on State education officials to take prompt action to further investigate fiscal deficiencies identified in audits of four State-operated and supervised urban school districts, and to follow up with appropriate corrective action.

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ABBOTT LEGISLATORS WANT OUTSIDE EXPERTS TO EVALUATE NJDOE

Published on: December 11, 2006

Legislators representing Abbott school districts want outside experts, not the Commissioner of Education, to conduct a thorough, independent review of the NJ Department of Education in order to fix longstanding deficiencies in the agency’s operations and performance.

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REPORT FINDS SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH STATE'S NEW DISTRICT MONITORING SYSTEM

Published on: November 17, 2006

The Institute on Education Law and Policy (IELP) at Rutgers-Newark recently released a report evaluating the 2006 pilot program conducted by the Department of Education (DOE) for the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) Act of 2005.

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DISTRICTS CAN’T APPEAL SPECIAL ED COMPLIANCE ORDERS TO COMMISSIONER

Published on: November 8, 2006

Commissioner of Education Lucille Davy has flatly rejected the effort of Lenape Regional High School District to have her Office review special education complaint investigation decisions.

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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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