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Preschool

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.

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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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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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NEW STUDY SETS COST OF HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL AT $12,276 PER-PUPIL

Published on: December 10, 2007

Education Law Center today announced the release of a new study of the cost of providing high quality preschool in New Jersey.

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NJ'S ACCLAIMED ABBOTT PRE-K PROGRAM: BEGINNING OF THE END?

Published on: November 14, 2007

The Corzine Administration’s as-yet-to-be unveiled funding formula will likely propose eliminating the needs-based funding process for the nationally acclaimed Abbott preschool program, a process instituted in 2002 to comply with a NJ Supreme Court ruling in the landmark Abbott v. Burke case.

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ABBOTT CITIES AGAIN REQUIRED TO PAY MORE FOR SCHOOLS

Published on: July 27, 2007

For the second straight year, the State Budget requires urban or "Abbott" municipalities to maintain a fixed level of local property tax revenue for their schools, and mandates those cities below that level to pay more for public education.

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ELC FILES SUIT TO COMPEL STATE TO EVALUATE ABBOTT AND SET PROGRESS BENCHMARKS

Published on: July 10, 2007

Education Law Center has filed suit seeking to compel the State Education Department to fulfill a longstanding Supreme Court mandate to evaluate the Abbott reforms and set progress benchmarks for Abbott districts.

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ABBOTT PRE-K IS NOT AN UNREGULATED PRIVATE SCHOOL "VOUCHER" PROGRAM

Published on: May 9, 2007

Research continues to confirm that New Jersey’s investment in the pre-kindergarten program ordered in the landmark Abbott v. Burke case yields significant educational value.

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