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Appellate Court Orders State To Make Public Alternative School Funding Formulas

Published on: December 11, 2007

he New Jersey Appellate Court today ordered NJDOE to release to the public a 2003 memo containing alternative formulas for funding New Jersey’s public schools.

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NEW STUDY DISCREDITS NJDOE’S 2003 EDUCATION COSTS

Published on: November 29, 2007

The school finance consultant used by the Department of Education in 2003 to assist in costing out an adequate education in NJ just completed a similar cost study for Pennsylvania, and the results again call into serious question the cost determinations reached in the NJ study.

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State Continues to Fund School Projects in Suburbs, While Leaving Poor Districts Stranded

Published on: November 1, 2007

State support for school building projects in New Jersey’s high wealth and middle income suburban districts continues to increase, even as the State refuses to fund numerous stalled building projects in poor districts, according to an Education Law Center analysis released today.

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FIVE NEW JERSEY ORGANIZATIONS AWARDED GRANT FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN

Published on: June 7, 2007

Communities for Public Education Reform, a national coalition of educational organizations, recently awarded a grant of $2.3 million to organizations across the US that want to increase parental involvement in public school reform efforts.

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STUDY DOCUMENTS FUNDING GAP FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING ABBOTT CHARTER SCHOOLS

Published on: May 24, 2007

Students in charter schools in New Jersey’s urban or "Abbott" districts receive 32% less to fund the basic or "foundational" education program than their fellow students in district schools, according to a report authored by Montclair University Professor Katrina E. Bulkley.

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COST OF ABBOTT AUDITS SOAR

Published on: May 10, 2007

The NJ Department of Education will pay KPMG $10.7 million for audits of the Abbott districts, which is $7.45 million more than the amount the DOE reported it would pay the New York-based accounting firm last October.

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GOVERNOR CORZINE PROPOSES EXPANDING ABBOTT PROGRAMS TO MORE LOW INCOME STUDENTS AND DISTRICTS

Published on: February 23, 2007

Governor Jon Corzine is proposing to nearly double state aid for low-income students and school districts, and will target the increase to expand implementation of New Jersey’s groundbreaking urban or "Abbott" programs.

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NJDOE Directs Abbott Districts Not to File Instructional Improvement Plans

Published on: February 2, 2007

Just days before the February 1st due date, the NJ Department of Education told Abbott districts not to file their plans to improve curriculum and instruction for the coming school year.

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