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GOVERNOR CORZINE PROPOSES EXPANDING ABBOTT PROGRAMS TO MORE LOW INCOME STUDENTS AND DISTRICTS
Published on: February 23, 2007
Governor Jon Corzine is proposing to nearly double state aid for low-income students and school districts, and will target the increase to expand implementation of New Jersey’s groundbreaking urban or "Abbott" programs.
ABBOTT TEST SCORES HOLDING STEADY SEVERAL DISTRICTS FORGING AHEAD
Published on: February 7, 2007
Analysis of the 2006 standardized test results, released today in the State Report Card, shows that overall achievement levels in New Jersey’s high poverty "Abbott" districts are holding steady in the 4th, 8th, and 11th grades.
NJDOE Directs Abbott Districts Not to File Instructional Improvement Plans
Published on: February 2, 2007
Just days before the February 1st due date, the NJ Department of Education told Abbott districts not to file their plans to improve curriculum and instruction for the coming school year.
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.
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.
REPORT FINDS SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH STATE'S NEW DISTRICT MONITORING SYSTEM
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.