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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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HIGH SCHOOL REDESIGN EFFORT NEEDS NEW DIRECTION

Published on: September 23, 2008

At the September 17 meeting of the New Jersey State Board of Education, Commissioner of Education Lucille Davy presented plans for "secondary school transformation.

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NJDOE SETTLES CLAIMS OF STUDENT WITH DYSLEXIA

Published on: September 10, 2008

The long-running litigation between A.W., a student with dyslexia, and NJDOE came to a close last month when the parties filed a settlement agreement with the federal district court.

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NJDOE URGED TO ADDRESS ILLEGAL BARRIERS TO PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

Published on: September 10, 2008

The ACLU-NJ has released disturbing findings that at least 20% of New Jersey public school districts are illegally requiring Social Security numbers or immigration status as a condition of student enrollment, prompting NJDOE to issue a statement to the press vowing it "will not tolerate continued violation of the law."

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