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NJDOE REORGANIZED BEFORE INDEPENDENT EVALUATION

Published on: March 23, 2007

On March 7th, State Education Commissioner Lucille Davy presented a plan to reorganize the New Jersey Department of Education.

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BILL REQUIRING EVALUATION OF NJDOE NOW LAW

Published on: February 28, 2007

On January 29th, Governor Jon Corzine signed into law Joint Resolution No. 3 mandating the State to contract with an "independent entity" to conduct "a thorough and comprehensive evaluation" of the operations of the NJ Department of Education.

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ABBOTT LEGISLATORS WANT OUTSIDE EXPERTS TO EVALUATE NJDOE

Published on: December 11, 2006

Legislators representing Abbott school districts want outside experts, not the Commissioner of Education, to conduct a thorough, independent review of the NJ Department of Education in order to fix longstanding deficiencies in the agency’s operations and performance.

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REPORT FINDS SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH STATE'S NEW DISTRICT MONITORING SYSTEM

Published on: November 17, 2006

The Institute on Education Law and Policy (IELP) at Rutgers-Newark recently released a report evaluating the 2006 pilot program conducted by the Department of Education (DOE) for the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) Act of 2005.

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STATE BOARD URGED TO DEVELOP VIABLE PLAN TO INTEGRATE DWIGHT MORROW HIGH SCHOOL

Published on: January 31, 2006

Education Law Center and the NJ Conference of NAACP has issued a strong critique of the November 16th Englewood Report released by the Commissioner of Education in the ongoing school desegregation litigation.

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ELC ISSUES ADVISORY ON WHOLE SCHOOL REFORM

Published on: November 22, 2004

Abbott elementary schools must continue implementing whole school reform (WSR) in 2004-05 in accordance with the directives in the NJ Supreme Court’s Abbott X order, according to an advisory issued by ELC to Abbott districts and NJ education organizations.

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COURT AGAIN RULES STATE MUST REMEDY SCHOOL SEGREGATION

Published on: August 25, 2004

The State Supreme Court has reaffirmed New Jersey’s prohibition on school segregation, ruling that "racial imbalance resulting from de facto segregation...is inimical" to the NJ constitutional guarantee of a thorough and efficient education.

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KEY LEGISLATOR CALLS FOR REVISIONS TO ABBOTT RULES

Published on: July 19, 2004

Assembly Education Committee Chair Craig Stanley is urging NJ Education Commissioner William Librera to reconvene the Abbott Rulemaking Committee before adopting Abbott rules for the 2004-05 school year.

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