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Making Abbott reform more fruitful

Published on: June 30, 2006

In 1998, the state Supreme Court in the landmark Abbott vs. Burke case ordered a historic package of
funding and programs to reverse decades of neglect of our urban public schools.

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LOSS OF ABBOTT AID WOULD DEVASTATE URBAN SCHOOLS

Published on: June 27, 2006

Some legislators are proposing to remove all Abbott funding from public schools in 12 urban communities, totaling $434 million in state aid.

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COMMISSIONER DELAYS RELIEF TO NJ RURAL STUDENTS

Published on: June 23, 2006

In a Report to the NJ State Board of Education , Acting Commissioner of Education Lucille Davy declined to address the specific needs of school children in 16 poor South Jersey districts, even though the State Board has declared the current school funding law unconstitutional as applied to those districts.

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STATE DELAYS DECIDING DISTRICTS' FUNDING APPEALS

Published on: June 7, 2006

In its May 9th order in the Abbott v. Burke case, the NJ Supreme Court approved Governor Jon Corzine’s request to hold funding flat in the state’s high poverty urban school districts in 2006-07.

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NJDOE ABBOTT PLAN AND BUDGET DUE OCTOBER 9TH

Published on: June 6, 2006

Under the FY 2007 Appropriations Act, P.L. 2006, c. 45 (July 8, 2006), DOE has until October 9, 2006 to prepare a statewide plan and budget for the implementation of the Abbott remedies. Consistent with prior Supreme Court mandates, the Legislature is requiring that DOE:

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SUPREME COURT FAST-TRACKS DISTRICT BUDGET APPEALS AND DIRECTS NEW FUNDING FOR FACILITIES

Published on: May 23, 2006

In an order issued today, the NJ Supreme Court clarified its Abbott order of May 9, 2006.

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SUPREME COURT PROTECTS EDUCATION RIGHTS OF POOR AND MINORITY SCHOOLCHILDREN

Published on: May 10, 2006

In a unanimous ruling issued today, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the State’s duty to provide for the educational needs of New Jersey’s most vulnerable schoolchildren.

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ABBOTT DISTRICTS ASK COURT TO REJECT GOVERNOR'S BUDGET DOCUMENT SEVERE EFFECTS ON NEEDIEST STUDENTS

Published on: April 28, 2006

Twenty-three high poverty, high minority urban school districts are seeking to intervene before the Supreme Court to oppose Governor Jon Corzine’s proposed budget cuts in their schools.

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