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LAWSUIT SEEKS TO COMPEL RULES TO ALLOW URBAN DISTRICTS TO TAKE CHARGE OF SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Published on: July 8, 2010
Education Law Center (ELC) has brought legal action to compel two State agencies to adopt long overdue rules that would allow urban school districts the opportunity to plan, design and construct needed school construction projects in their communities.
GOVERNOR CHRISTIE: LESNIAK BILL FIRST STEP TO SCHOOL VOUCHERS ACROSS NEW JERSEY
Published on: June 23, 2010
Governor Christopher Christie yesterday made clear that any further restrictions on private school vouchers in Senator Raymond Lesniak's voucher bill (S1872) are unacceptable.
JUST SAY "NO" TO ANOTHER REWRITE OF VOUCHER BILL
Published on: June 22, 2010
Education Law Center, New Jersey's leading advocate for public school students, is calling on legislators to "just say no" to a last ditch effort to bring school vouchers to the state, this time by rewriting the bill to secure the support of "local legislators."
STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT STILL FAILING OUR STUDENTS
Published on: June 17, 2010
There's a lot of heated rhetoric these days about "failing" public schools. Education Commissioner Bret Schundler took it up a notch when his spokesperson recently called New Jersey's public school system "wretched."
ELC TO DOE: RELEASE DATA ON AHSA AND 'APPEALS PROCESS'
Published on: June 16, 2010
As the NJ Department of Education proceeds with plans to deny diplomas to unprecedented numbers of seniors on the basis of this year's Alternative High School Assessment (ASHA) scores, Education Law Center has asked the Department and the State Board of Education to release full results of the new assessment so the public will know how many students may not graduate.
NJ VOUCHER BILL OPPONENTS TURN UP THE HEAT
Published on: June 15, 2010
Supporters of public education have a lot on their plates: the extreme school aid cuts in Governor Christie's proposed State budget, the Alternative High School Assessment debacle that could cost thousands of high school seniors their diplomas, and the lack of any movement on preschool expansion, to name just a few.
STUDENTS BRING SCHOOL FUNDING NEEDS TO NJ HIGH COURT
Published on: June 8, 2010
On June 8, 2010, New Jersey public school children requested that the NJ Supreme Court enforce its May 2009 Abbott decision upholding the State's funding formula, the School Funding Reform Act of 2008, or SFRA.
NJ NEWSPAPERS, AMONG OTHERS, SAY NO TO VOUCHERS
Published on: May 25, 2010
Opposition to the "voucher bill" (S1872, packaged as "scholarships") is growing throughout the Garden State. More and more parents, educators and taxpayers have decided that giving away $360 million in public funds to private and religious schools, without strict accountability for the use of those funds, is a bad deal for public schools and the State Treasury.