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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.
GOVERNOR PROPOSES SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FUNDING AND REFORM
ELC CALLS ON NJDOE TO REVISE STATUS REPORT ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION
ELC OPPOSES U.S. SUPREME COURT REVIEW OF DECISION ON FEES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION CASES
ELC PUBLISHES NEW DATA ON ABBOTT SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Published on: August 25, 2006
The Education Law Center has posted profiles of each of the 31 Abbott school districts.
NJDOE REFUSES TO RELEASE EDUCATION COST STUDY
Published on: July 18, 2006
The NJ Department of Education refuses to make public a 2003 study of the cost of providing a thorough and efficient education to all New Jersey public school students, prompting ELC to file suit yesterday to obtain its release before planned discussion on school funding begins in the Legislature in August.
COMMISSIONER FAILS TO HONOR ABBOTT COMMITMENTS
Published on: July 13, 2006
Public records show that Commissioner Lucille Davy has failed to follow through on her pledge to the NJ Supreme Court that she would improve public accountability for Abbott funding.
BUDGET LANGUAGE UNDERMINES COURT ORDER ON ABBOTT REGULATIONS
Published on: July 12, 2006
The FY2007 State Budget Act, adopted by the Legislature and signed by Governor Corzine on July 8th, again permits the Education Commissioner to write the Abbott regulations for 2006-07 behind closed doors, and then adopt the rules without any accountability to urban education stakeholders, citizens and taxpayers.