ERIC Number: ED460991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Abbott Bulletin, 1998.
Abbott Bulletin, v1 n1-6 Sep-Dec 1998
This document consists of the six issues of the "Abbott Bulletin" published during 1998. The "Abbott Bulletin" is a one-page per issue newsletter that reports on developments in response to a set of rulings by the New Jersey Supreme Court in the Abbott v. Burke case. In its fifth ruling in the Abbott case in May 1998, the Court directed the New Jersey Department of Education to issue regulations and guidelines for an extensive package of programs in the 28 Abbott case school districts. Issue number 1 describes the deadlines established for implementation of early childhood education programs under the Abbott rulings. High quality early education for all 3- and 4-year-olds and state-funded improvements to make the Abbott district schools safe and educationally adequate were set to begin in August 1998. The second issue describes the requirements for the early education programs, which must meet the particularized needs of each district's children, must be of high quality, and must receive state funding. In the third issue, guidelines are set out for the school districts plans for educational facilities, again with state funding. The fourth issue contains an update on the facilities planning process and the extension of the deadline plan completion to March 15, 1999. Issue 5 outlines the requirements the New Jersey State Department of Education has given for supplemental program plans for middle and high schools under the Abbott rulings. Number 6 describes the planning for school-based management plans as required under the Abbott rulings. School-based management under the Abbott rulings is unique because it is driven by the program needs of the school's students, and not limited by a pre-set funding amount. (SLD)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Early Childhood Education, Educational Facilities, Educational Improvement, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, School Based Management, School District Spending, School Districts, State Aid, State Courts, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Law Center, Inc., Newark, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Abbott v Burke