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December 20, 1999 Commissioner of Education Recommends Additional Funding for School Districts Where Students Move Directly From Non-Public Schools to Charter Schools
December 16, 1999 Commissioner of Education Releases District by District Test Results
December 2, 1999 State Board of Education and Commission on Higher Education Host Summit on Transition from High School to College
November 30, 1999 Commissioner of Education Approves 10 Districts for Participation in the School Choice Pilot Program
November 18, 1999 NJ Department of Education Distributes Parent Guides To Explain New State Assessment Program
November 9, 1999 School Counts! Initiative Launched at Manasquan High School
November 8, 1999 Commissioner of Education Approves Second Round of Abbott Facilities Improvements Bringing Estimated Total to $347 million
October 27, 1999 Department of Education Receives Thirteen School Choice Applications
October 26, 1999 Design Work to Proceed on $181 Million in School Repairs and Renovations
October 25, 1999 Teaching Standards Board Adopts Draft Standards for Professional Development
October 20, 1999 AmeriCorps Prepares for Fifth Anniversary Launch
October 15, 1999 Department of Education Administers HSPA and ESPA Field Tests
October 13, 1999 Mentor Program Leaders from East Coast will Train New Jersey Volunteers
October 7, 1999 Commissioner Hespe Forms Task Force on Early Childhood Education Programs
October 6, 1999 Cape May County Educator is 1999-2000 Teacher of the Year
October 6, 1999 Commissioner of Education Announces New Technology Grants for School Districts
October 5, 1999 New Jersey Eleventh Graders to Take Annual Graduation Exam This Week
September 29, 1999 Commissioner Hespe Announces Winners of Parent Participation Awards
September 28, 1999 Commissioner Hespe Announces Expansion of FANS Project
September 22, 1999 Survey Profiles State of Technology in New Jersey Schools
September 21, 1999 New Jersey Education Commissioner Releases Statewide Averages on New Proficiency Assessments
Tougher Curriculum Content and Test Methods Set Base Line For Future Assessment For 4th and 8th Graders
New Education Advocacy Group Launched
September 20, 1999 Commissioner Announces Pilot Program for School Violence Reporting
September 9, 1999 Commissioner Hespe To File New Abbott Regulations
September 1, 1999 State Board Approves Interdistrict Public School Choice Pilot Program
September 1, 1999 Commissioner Hespe Says State Will Move Forward With Priority School Facility Projects
September 1, 1999 Commissioner Hespe Proposes New Certificate for Teachers of Young Children
August 31, 1999 New Jersey Receives New Federal Grant for Charter School Start-Ups
August 30, 1999 1999 SAT Scores Rise From Last Year Surpassing National Trends
August 19, 1999 Department of Education Receives 45 Charter School Applications
August 4, 1999 State Board of Education Establishes Proficiency Levels for New Eighth Grade Test
August 4, 1999 Hespe Says Quality Will Drive Early Childhood Education Program - State Board Approves New Assistant Commissioner To Oversee Efforts
July 7, 1999 State Board Honors Math, Science Teachers for Presidential Awards
July 7, 1999 Jersey City Test Scores Show Impressive Gains - Progress Noted in Newark and Paterson
July 7, 1999 Commissioner of Education Proposes Higher Standards for Teachers; Reciprocity for Out-of-State Administrators
July 1, 1999 New Abbott Regulations, Based on Public Input, Are Unveiled
June 17, 1999 Commissioner Hespe to Convene School Violence Focus Group
June 15, 1999 Commissioner of Education Announces Team to Review Operations of Camden School District
June 8, 1999 DOE to Distribute Information/Video Packets to Show Schools How They Can Help Students with Learning, Behavior or Health Problems
June 2, 1999 State Board Considers the Establishment of a Process To Return Jersey City School District to Local Control
June 2, 1999 State Board of Education Considers Revised Regulations for School Choice

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