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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.

CORZINE ORDERS REVIEW AND REFORM OF SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

Published on: February 8, 2006

By Executive Order, Governor Jon Corzine has ordered a top-to-bottom review of New Jersey’s school construction program, and has appointed a Special Counsel and working group to recommend reforms to the program.

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SECONDARY EDUCATION INITIATIVE MOVING AHEAD

Published on: February 2, 2006

The Secondary Education Initiative (SEI), launched last Fall to bring college prep curriculum, small learning environments and family support to all Abbott students in grades 6-12, has been moving forward in a variety of ways:

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STATE BOARD URGED TO DEVELOP VIABLE PLAN TO INTEGRATE DWIGHT MORROW HIGH SCHOOL

Published on: January 31, 2006

Education Law Center and the NJ Conference of NAACP has issued a strong critique of the November 16th Englewood Report released by the Commissioner of Education in the ongoing school desegregation litigation.

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EDUCATION LAW CENTER PROVIDES COMMENTS TO STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT REGARDING PROPOSED REGULATIONS

Published on: January 27, 2006

The Education Law Center provided comments to the New Jersey Department of Education regarding its "pre-proposed amendments" to the State Special Education Code as well as its Programs to Support Student Development Code.

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NJ SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTITIONERS PROTECT RIGHT OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES TO STAY IN CURRENT PROGRAMS

Published on: January 18, 2006

Shortly after the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) took effect in July 2005, the New Jersey Department of Education enacted a policy, without notice, that deprived students with disabilities of their right to "stay-put" in their current program pending disputes about proposed program changes.

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STATE BOARD REFUSES TO PROVIDE ABBOTT REMEDIES TO RURAL DISTRICTS - DISTRICTS TO FILE APPEAL

Published on: January 8, 2006

The NJ State Board of Education has ruled that students in 16 rural districts are not receiving a "thorough and efficient" education under the state school funding law, known as the Comprehensive Education and Improvement Financing Act (CEIFA).

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NEW JERSEY CONTINUES TO LEAD IN SCHOOL FUNDING EQUITY

Published on: January 7, 2006

For the second year in a row, New Jersey has been identified as a national leader in providing equitable school funding for poor and minority students in a report issued by the Washington, DC-based Education Trust.

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IRVINGTON SETTLES STUDENT’S ABBOTT CLAIMS WILL DEVELOP INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN

Published on: January 5, 2006

The Irvington school district has settled a high school student’s lawsuit by agreeing to develop and implement an individualized plan to ensure he receives the education programs and support services required by the NJ Supreme Court’s landmark Abbott v. Burke rulings.

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