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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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NJDOE MUST ADDRESS AUDIT DEFICIENCIES

Published on: January 30, 2007

Education Law Center (ELC) today called on State education officials to take prompt action to further investigate fiscal deficiencies identified in audits of four State-operated and supervised urban school districts, and to follow up with appropriate corrective action.

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ABBOTT CHIEF REFUSES PARENTS' REQUEST TO ENFORCE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT REQUIREMENTS

Published on: October 11, 2006

Parent leaders from Camden, Newark, and Jersey City were disappointed at the refusal of Gordon MacInnes, the State's top official for urban school reform, to take action to enforce compliance with state and federal laws requiring parental involvement in the urban or "Abbott" districts.

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ELC PUBLISHES NEW DATA ON ABBOTT SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Published on: August 25, 2006

The Education Law Center has posted profiles of each of the 31 Abbott school districts.

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NJDOE REFUSES TO RELEASE EDUCATION COST STUDY

Published on: July 18, 2006

The NJ Department of Education refuses to make public a 2003 study of the cost of providing a thorough and efficient education to all New Jersey public school students, prompting ELC to file suit yesterday to obtain its release before planned discussion on school funding begins in the Legislature in August.

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COMMISSIONER FAILS TO HONOR ABBOTT COMMITMENTS

Published on: July 13, 2006

Public records show that Commissioner Lucille Davy has failed to follow through on her pledge to the NJ Supreme Court that she would improve public accountability for Abbott funding.

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