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COMMISSIONER SECRETLY CHANGES ABBOTT RULES

Published on: May 26, 2004

NJ Education Commissioner William Librera has again revised the State's Abbott rules, this time behind closed doors.

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ELC CALLS ON COMMISSIONER TO ENSURE TIMELY BUDGET DECISIONS

Published on: May 11, 2004

ELC is urging the NJ Department of Education to issue final and complete decisions on Abbott district budgets for 04-05 by the May 28th deadline set by the NJ Supreme Court.

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DISTRICTS’ COURT WIN RESTORES OVER $90M IN SUPPLEMENTAL PROGRAMS

Published on: May 5, 2004

The Abbott districts’ successful legal challenge to NJ Department of Education FY04 budget cuts has resulted in the restoration of over $90 million in Abbott supplemental programs.

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COMMISSIONER URGED NOT TO CHANGE ABBOTT RULES

Published on: April 26, 2004

NJ Education Commissioner William Librera has announced he intends to revise the regulations governing Abbott supplemental programs, budgets and funding in May -- for the second time this school year.

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STATE BUDGET PROVIDES ONLY HALF OF PARITY FUNDING

Published on: March 24, 2004

Education Law Center’s analysis of the Governor’s proposed FY05 State Budget shows that suburban school districts are projected to increase spending by 6% in the upcoming 04-05 school year.

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"REVERSE ROBIN HOOD" FUNDING SCHEME CHALLENGED

Published on: March 18, 2004

By Tom Jannarone, Consultant for Urban Affairs to the New Jersey Association of School Administrators and the Urban Schools Superintendents of New Jersey

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SUPREME COURT RESCINDS NJDOE CUTS TO ABBOTT BUDGETS

Published on: March 18, 2004

In an order issued March 18th, the NJ Supreme Court has directed the NJ Department of Education to immediately restore an estimated $78 to $100 million in programs and positions to the Abbott districts 2003-04 budgets.

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SUPREME COURT FAST TRACKS DECISION ON ABBOTT BUDGETS

Published on: February 4, 2004

The Supreme Court has directed the Appellate Court to quickly decide whether the DOE violated a July 2003 order when it refused to restore millions in previously approved K-12 supplemental programs to the Abbott districts' final 2003-04 budgets.

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