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GOVERNOR’S BUDGET WILL CAUSE DEEP CUTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS POOR, MINORITY CHILDREN HARD HIT
Published on: March 24, 2006
Tell Legislators to Reject Governor’s School Budget.
GOVERNOR'S WORK GROUP PROPOSES SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION REFORMS FAILS TO RECOMMEND NEW FUNDING TO RESTART STALLED PROJECTS
URBAN SCHOOLS SHOW IMPROVEMENTS
Published on: March 13, 2006
New Jersey's urban – or "Abbott" - schools have improved at the preschool and elementary school level, but lag when it comes to middle and high school performance.
NEW COALITION TO FIGHT FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FUNDS
Published on: March 8, 2006
A new, broad-based coalition has been formed to advocate for restarting the State school construction program throughout New Jersey.
Beyond the Tests: Supporting Higher Standards for Our Urban Schools
Published on: March 7, 2006
Last week, U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings spent a few hours in New Jersey promoting the Bush administration's reform plan for public high schools.
ELC CALLS ON LEGISLATURE TO FUND URGENTLY NEEDED SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Published on: February 16, 2006
Education Law Center is calling on the NJ Legislature and Governor Jon Corzine to act quickly to approve funding to restart work on over 96 stalled school construction projects in urban communities, and to provide the state share of another 35 projects in suburban districts.
HOW TO FIX SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION
Published on: February 15, 2006
More than a year ago, the state Schools Construction Corp. announced it had used up $8.6 billion to renovate and build public schools, leaving hundreds of planned projects in limbo.