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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.

PROCESS NEEDED FOR PARENTS TO BRING ABBOTT AND NCLB COMPLAINTS

Published on: September 1, 2004

The NJ Department of Education has no easy-to-use process for parents to complain that their children are not receiving the education programs and services required by the Abbott v. Burke rulings and the federal No Child Left Behind law (NCLB).

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COURT AGAIN RULES STATE MUST REMEDY SCHOOL SEGREGATION

Published on: August 25, 2004

The State Supreme Court has reaffirmed New Jersey’s prohibition on school segregation, ruling that "racial imbalance resulting from de facto segregation...is inimical" to the NJ constitutional guarantee of a thorough and efficient education.

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ELC/NJIT UNDERTAKE JOINT PROJECT FOR SCHOOL FACILITIES LONG RANGE PLANNING

Published on: August 17, 2004

ELC and the Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have unveiled a proposed framework for Abbott districts to begin the second round (2005-2010) of school facilities planning.

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ELC SEEKS ACCOUNTING FOR ABBOTT MANAGEMENT FUNDS

Published on: July 23, 2004

Education Law Center has asked NJ Commissioner of Education William Librera to publicly account for the $14 million in Abbott funds spent by the Department of Education last year to manage and supervise implementation of the Abbott rulings.

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KEY LEGISLATOR CALLS FOR REVISIONS TO ABBOTT RULES

Published on: July 19, 2004

Assembly Education Committee Chair Craig Stanley is urging NJ Education Commissioner William Librera to reconvene the Abbott Rulemaking Committee before adopting Abbott rules for the 2004-05 school year.

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SALEM CITY BECOMES 31st ABBOTT DISTRICT

Published on: July 2, 2004

On June 30th, Governor McGreevey signed a bill designating the Salem City public schools as the 31st Abbott district.

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ELC BATTLES STATE ON BEHALF OF DYSLEXIC STUDENT

Published on: July 2, 2004

A.W., a student denied appropriate education services to treat his dyslexia for more than ten years, has reached a settlement with his local school district, the terms of which must remain confidential. However, his claims against the State remain unresolved.

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HUGE WIN FOR ABBOTT SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS!

Published on: June 25, 2004

The Abbott districts have reached settlements with the NJ Department of Education over the districts’ 2004-05 budgets, approving over $500 million in Abbott funding for K-12 supplemental programs in the coming school year.

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