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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.
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.
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.
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.