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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.
SUPPORT FOR URBAN SCHOOLS MISSING FROM NJDOE SECONDARY PROPOSALS
Published on: April 16, 2009
The following testimony was presented to the State Board of Education on April 15 by Stan Karp, Director of ELC’s Secondary Reform Project.
NJDOE DROPS 6,900 CHILDREN FROM PRESCHOOL COUNT
Published on: December 3, 2008
The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has revised the method for calculating the number of three- and four-year-old children eligible to attend the nationally acclaimed Abbott preschool program.
COURT PROTECTS EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS OF NJ’S POOR SCHOOLCHILDREN
Published on: November 18, 2008
In a unanimous opinion, the New Jersey Supreme Court today stepped-in to protect the educational rights of the State’s most needy school children by ordering a remand in the landmark Abbott v. Burke case to fully vet the constitutionality of the Legislature’s new school funding formula, the School Funding Reform Act of 2008.
PROMISE ALREADY BROKEN? PRE-K EXPANSION IN TROUBLE
Published on: November 10, 2008
The State commitment to expand preschool to New Jersey's high poverty communities and poor children appears in jeopardy even before districts submit their first-year plans.
ABBOTT GOES TO PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Published on: October 31, 2008
In 2006 he was asked to complete a black- and-white photo essay about New Jersey children educated in poor inner-city schools.
BALLOT INITIATIVE DOES NOT EFFECT STATE’S OBLIGATION TO FUND SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION
Published on: October 28, 2008
On November 4th, New Jersey voters will decide on a measure tightening the constitutional restrictions on State borrowing.
PRESCHOOL EXPANSION SUBJECT OF JOINT COMMITTEE HEARING
Published on: October 20, 2008
The Joint Committee on Public Schools heard testimony on October 14, 2008 on the state’s plan to undertake a major expansion of public preschool.