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REFUSAL TO FUND STALLED PROJECTS PROMPTS ABBOTT COURT ACTION

Published on: November 1, 2007

Children of dilapidated and overcrowded urban public schools filed legal action today asking the NJ Supreme Court to set December 31st as the deadline for the Legislature to provide the funding needed to restart numerous stalled construction projects.

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NJ LEGISLATURE PASSES SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION REFORM, BUT WITHOUT FUNDING

Published on: June 27, 2007

Just before recessing for the summer, State lawmakers approved legislation to reform the school construction program, but failed to provide the additional funding needed to restart numerous school construction projects in urban and other communities.

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HIGH COURT EXPECTS LAWMAKERS TO ADDRESS FACILITIES FUNDING IN FY08 STATE BUDGET

Published on: May 24, 2007

In an Order issued today , the NJ Supreme Court denied a motion by urban school children asking the Court to direct the Legislature to authorize more school construction funding by June 30th.

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PHILLIPSBURG PROTESTS DELAY IN CONSTRUCTING NEW HIGH SCHOOL

Published on: April 25, 2007

A rally to protest the ongoing delay by the NJ Schools Construction Corporation (SCC) in constructing a new high school drew over 400 Phillipsburg residents on Saturday, April 21st.

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STALLED PROJECTS, WORSENING CONDITIONS PROMPT SCHOOL CHILDREN TO SEEK COURT INTERVENTION

Published on: April 12, 2007

Children attending New Jersey’s urban public schools – mostly poor, Black and Latino – filed legal action today asking the NJ Supreme Court to order State officials and the Legislature to provide constitutionally required funding to restart numerous stalled construction projects in Abbott districts and address emergency repairs threatening their health and safety.

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NEW JERSEY LEADS NATION IN ADDRESSING "SCHOOL FACILITIES GAP" ABBOTT RULINGS SPARK SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION STATEWIDE

Published on: October 26, 2006

A national report released today in Washington D.C. highlights New Jersey’s success in chipping away at the gap in expenditures for school construction between low and high wealth districts.

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GOVERNOR PROPOSES SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FUNDING AND REFORM

Published on: September 14, 2006

Governor Jon Corzine's School Construction Working Group released its third and final report on September 14th.

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ELC CALLS ON NJDOE TO REVISE STATUS REPORT ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

Published on: September 6, 2006

In an August 31st letter to Acting Education Commissioner Lucille Davy, Education Law Center has raised serious concerns about the recent FY 2006 Annual Report on the School Construction Program issued by the NJ Department of Education.

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