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All ELC news stories are archived here in reverse chronological order. They are also categorized by state in the menu on the left, with New Jersey further broken out into separate subject areas.

ELC ISSUES ADVISORY ON WHOLE SCHOOL REFORM

Published on: November 22, 2004

Abbott elementary schools must continue implementing whole school reform (WSR) in 2004-05 in accordance with the directives in the NJ Supreme Court’s Abbott X order, according to an advisory issued by ELC to Abbott districts and NJ education organizations.

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NJDOE PULLS CHANGES TO ABBOTT ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES

Published on: November 17, 2004

State Education Commissioner William Librera has decided to withdraw his proposal to the NJ Supreme Court to change the Abbott X requirements for providing assistance to low performing elementary schools.

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ELC, ED GROUPS, WARN TASK FORCE TO STAY AWAY FROM "T AND E"

Published on: November 2, 2004

Education Law Center and several major NJ education organizations warned the Property Tax Convention Task Force to stay away from the State's constitutional guarantee of a thorough and efficient education.

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TEST SCORES RISING IN NJ’S URBAN DISTRICTS

Published on: November 2, 2004

Just released state data show sizable gains by elementary school students in New Jersey's urban or "Abbott" districts in 2004, continuing a positive trend that began in 1999.

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QUICK ACTION BY ELC WINS SERVICES FOR AUTISTIC CHILD

Published on: November 2, 2004

Quick action by ELC Senior Attorney Ruth Lowenkron has secured improved education services for an eight-year old child with autism.

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New Jersey Leading the Nation in School Funding Equity

Published on: October 11, 2004

New Jersey is a national leader in providing equitable school funding for poor and minority students, according a report issued by the Washington, DC-based Education Trust.

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ABBOTT MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL REFORMS TOUTED AS STATEWIDE MODEL

Published on: September 14, 2004

A reform program for Abbott middle and high schools can be a model of secondary schools statewide, according to a report in the Star Ledger.

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STATE SHUTS COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL PROVIDERS OUT OF FACILITIES FUNDING

Published on: September 14, 2004

State officials must move quickly to ensure that tens of thousands of children attending preschools operated by non-profit, community providers are housed in safe, appropriate classrooms, according to a report released by ELC and the Association for Children of New Jersey.

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