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GO ZEBRAS! "NEW" NEW BRUNSWICK HIGH OPENS TO COMMUNITY ACCLAIM

Published on: December 22, 2009

The "new" New Brunswick High School officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 15, and tours of the new facility for hundreds of students, family members and community residents throughout the week.

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ABBOTT PRE-K HAILED AS NATIONAL MODEL BY NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION

Published on: December 15, 2009

The New America Foundation recently released a report, "Education Reform Starts Early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd Reform," in which New Jersey is touted as a "national leader in early education."

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NJ BULLYING COMMISSION ISSUES URGENT CALL FOR REFORM

Published on: December 15, 2009

Noting that nearly 160,000 school children miss school each day because they fear being bullied, the NJ Commission on Bullying in Schools issued a report today aimed at reducing school harassment, intimidation, and bullying: "There Isn't a Moment to Lose: An Urgent Call for Legal Reform and Effective Practices to Combat Bullying in New Jersey Schools."

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APPEALS COURT AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF VOUCHER SUIT

Published on: November 24, 2009

In a unanimous ruling, a New Jersey Appeals Court has affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a lawsuit to obtain private school vouchers for students in "failing" public schools.

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NJ CHARTERS: WORTHY OF THE HYPE?

Published on: November 2, 2009

Before heading-off on yet another school reform quest, what does the evidence show about NJ charter school performance? Charters were first authorized in 1995, and we now have 76 approved charters serving students from 46 districts, with many for 5 years or more.

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URBAN SUPERINTENDENTS SEEK CHANGES IN NEW SRA GUIDELINES

Published on: October 22, 2009

New Jersey’s Urban School Superintendents have asked the Department of Education (NJDOE) to revise new guidelines for the Special Review Assessment (SRA) for the 2009-10 school year.

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TIME TO RESTORE, EXPAND, ABBOTT REFORMS

Published on: October 15, 2009

More data has been released confirming gains in achievement by New Jersey’s low income, Black and Latino students and a narrowing of the gap with affluent and White students.

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STATE MUST INTERVENE TO ELIMINATE JERSEY CITY PRE-K WAIT LIST

Published on: September 29, 2009

ELC has called on NJ Education Commissioner Lucille Davy to take immediate action to respond to a report that over 100 three- and four-year old children in Jersey City are waiting to be enrolled in the district’s Abbott preschool program.

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