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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.

ELC ADVOCATES ON BEHALF OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN NEWARK

Published on: June 9, 2006

ELC, along with the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall University School of Law and the Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest and Constitutional Law at Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, P.C., is advocating on behalf of children with disabilities in Newark who have been denied appropriate special education services.

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FACILITIES CONFERENCE REVIEWS STATUS OF NJ'S SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

Published on: June 9, 2006

Progress and challenges ahead were the focus of the keynote address given by Scott Weiner, Transitional Chief Executive Officer of the Schools Construction Corporation at the School Facilities Conference at Rutgers University on June 6th attended by over 150 people.

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STATE DELAYS DECIDING DISTRICTS' FUNDING APPEALS

Published on: June 7, 2006

In its May 9th order in the Abbott v. Burke case, the NJ Supreme Court approved Governor Jon Corzine’s request to hold funding flat in the state’s high poverty urban school districts in 2006-07.

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NJDOE ABBOTT PLAN AND BUDGET DUE OCTOBER 9TH

Published on: June 6, 2006

Under the FY 2007 Appropriations Act, P.L. 2006, c. 45 (July 8, 2006), DOE has until October 9, 2006 to prepare a statewide plan and budget for the implementation of the Abbott remedies. Consistent with prior Supreme Court mandates, the Legislature is requiring that DOE:

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SUPREME COURT FAST-TRACKS DISTRICT BUDGET APPEALS AND DIRECTS NEW FUNDING FOR FACILITIES

Published on: May 23, 2006

In an order issued today, the NJ Supreme Court clarified its Abbott order of May 9, 2006.

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WORK GROUP TO RECOMMEND MORE CONSTRUCTION FUNDS BY AUGUST WILL GOVERNOR CORZINE FOLLOW THROUGH?

Published on: May 17, 2006

In its second progress report, Governor Jon Corzine's Working Group announced it will finalize reforms to the school construction program by August, including a recommendation for additional funds to restart numerous school facilities projects across the state.

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SUPREME COURT PROTECTS EDUCATION RIGHTS OF POOR AND MINORITY SCHOOLCHILDREN

Published on: May 10, 2006

In a unanimous ruling issued today, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the State’s duty to provide for the educational needs of New Jersey’s most vulnerable schoolchildren.

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ABBOTT DISTRICTS ASK COURT TO REJECT GOVERNOR'S BUDGET DOCUMENT SEVERE EFFECTS ON NEEDIEST STUDENTS

Published on: April 28, 2006

Twenty-three high poverty, high minority urban school districts are seeking to intervene before the Supreme Court to oppose Governor Jon Corzine’s proposed budget cuts in their schools.

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