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GOVERNOR'S CONSTRUCTION SHUTDOWN LEAVES CHILDREN TRAPPED IN CRUMBLING SCHOOLS

Published on: September 22, 2010

As Governor Christie's order to stop school construction reached its 10th month, there is no relief in sight for thousands of public school children trapped in crumbling, outmoded, and overcrowded school buildings in New Jersey's poorest neighborhoods.

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LAWSUIT SEEKS TO COMPEL RULES TO ALLOW URBAN DISTRICTS TO TAKE CHARGE OF SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Published on: July 8, 2010

Education Law Center (ELC) has brought legal action to compel two State agencies to adopt long overdue rules that would allow urban school districts the opportunity to plan, design and construct needed school construction projects in their communities.

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GO ZEBRAS! "NEW" NEW BRUNSWICK HIGH OPENS TO COMMUNITY ACCLAIM

Published on: December 22, 2009

The "new" New Brunswick High School officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 15, and tours of the new facility for hundreds of students, family members and community residents throughout the week.

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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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$3.9 BILLION FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION APPROVED

Published on: June 25, 2008

ELC applauded the NJ Legislature’s approval on Monday of $3.9 billion in bond financing for a "second wave" of school construction to replace dilapidated and outmoded school facilities in the state’s poorest communities.

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STATE PAYS TO BUILD SCHOOLS IN SUBURBS, SHUTS-OUT THE POOR

Published on: June 5, 2008

The Legislature will pay out more than $58 million for school construction projects in the upcoming State budget, mostly in the suburbs, an increase of 75% in just two years.

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COURT GIVES GOVERNOR & LEGISLATURE ANOTHER CHANCE TO FUND SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

Published on: February 19, 2008

In an order issued today, the NJ Supreme Court has given Governor Jon Corzine and the State Legislature another chance to take prompt, good faith action to approve $2.5 billion in new construction funds to restart numerous stalled school projects in Abbott districts.

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REPORT ON SCHOOLYARD PLANNING AND DESIGN RELEASED

Published on: January 16, 2008

NJIT’s Center for Architecture and Building Science Research (CABSR) has published a report that explores ways of enhancing outdoor play and learning through more effective schoolyard design.

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