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PROPOSED REGULATIONS WEAKEN PRESCHOOL EXPANSION PROGRAM

Published on: August 6, 2009

While Governor Jon Corzine continues to tout the benefits of the Abbott preschool program – benefits reconfirmed by a study released last month – the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) has proposed new preschool regulations that pose a significant challenge to program expansion.

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Preschool has proven long-term benefits

Published on: July 29, 2009

An ongoing research evaluation by a Rutgers University research team shows disadvantaged children attending New Jersey's preschool program are better prepared for kindergarten and perform better in early elementary grades.

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ED ADVOCATES CHALLENGE NJDOE ON SECONDARY REFORM COSTS

Published on: July 11, 2009

Despite deepening state and local budget crises, the NJ State Board of Education is set to mandate tougher high school graduation standards and new exit exams that will affect every school district in the state.

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Secretary Duncan: Keep Charters out of the Muck, Please

Published on: July 9, 2009

Secretary Arne Duncan used his speech before the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools to spotlight the “bottom 5%” of America’s public schools.

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MORE EVIDENCE LINKING ABBOTT FUNDING TO IMPROVED STUDENT OUTCOMES

Published on: July 2, 2009

Another research study has linked the additional funding provided to New Jersey’s 31 urban school districts under the landmark Abbott v. Burke school funding case to improved student outcomes.

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THE REAL COSTS OF THE PROPOSED FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY RULES.

Published on: June 19, 2009

The Education Law Center (ELC) strongly opposes the special education provisions of the proposed fiscal accountability regulations being promoted by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to replace the previous regulations set to expire on June 30. 

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Tractenberg on New Abbott Ruling

Published on: June 7, 2009

This opinion piece by Paul Tractenberg appeared in The Record on Sunday, June 7, 2009.

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NJ PROPOSED USE OF EDUCATION STIMULUS FUNDS APPEARS CONTRARY TO FEDERAL DIRECTION

Published on: April 23, 2009

Education Law Center (ELC) has informed Governor Corzine and key legislators that the proposed use of education federal stimulus funds provided to New Jersey under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) appears to conflict with federal law governing use of those funds.

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