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Colgan, Craig – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes charter education program at the Moraine Elementary School in Northville, Michigan, named a National School of Character in 2002 by the Washington, D.C.-based Character Education Partnership. (PKP)
Descriptors: Character Education, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools
Quinn, Cheri L. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Story of Empire School District (Oklahoma) school board's decision to cut the budget in the mid-1980s, including the elimination of the popular music and band program and termination of its director, a decision that caused considerable community conflict resulting in the defeat of all the incumbent board members at the polls and the resignation of…
Descriptors: Bands (Music), Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Budgeting
Dawling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses recent Kentucky case of "Boyd County High School Gay Straight Alliance v. Board of Education of Boyd County" wherein the Kentucky Supreme Court held that the Equal Access Act prohibited school officials from banning the Gay Straight Alliance from meeting in the high school since it had earlier permitted four other noncurricular…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, High Schools, State Courts, Youth Clubs
Brady, Lisa – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes a successful random drug-testing program for athletes and students involved in school-sponsored activities at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, New Jersey. Urges all high schools to implement a random drug-testing program. (PKP)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Drug Use Testing, High Schools
Bracey, Gerald W. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Reviews several studies examining long-term academic, economic, and social benefits of investment in early childhood education. Includes the High/Scope Perry Preschool Project, the Chicago Child-Parent Center Program, the Abecedarian Project, and Head Start. (Contains 10 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Financial Support
Simpson, John O. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes the use of total quality management to improve the academic achievement of students in Norfolk (Virginia) Public Schools. (PKP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Total Quality Management
Neill, Monty – American School Board Journal, 2003
This article argues that standardized tests mandated by No Child Left Behind Act will not produce improved learning opportunities and outcomes. It offers three recommendations for changing educational practices and the law: Districts and states must emphasize assessment for learning; districts should implement new forms of accountability; people…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Assessment
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 2003
Addresses teacher qualifications and certification as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act. Teachers must know the subjects they teach. Briefly discusses teacher-preparation programs; teacher-retention rates; different pathways into teaching; teacher pay; and districts' role in assigning out-of-field teachers. (Contains three graphs.) (WFA)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
Joiner, Lottie L. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Ohio's new set of science standards, adopted in December 2002, require that the state's public-school students learn Charles Darwin's theory of evolution as well as be allowed to criticize evolution in the classrooms. Includes a sidebar about some school boards' attempts to accommodate both sides in the evolution debate, and an article,…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evolution, Public Schools
Imber, Michael – American School Board Journal, 2003
As David Tyack and Larry Cuban demonstrate in "Tinkering Toward Utopia," the history of U.S. education reforms is that of mixed success and failure. Characteristics of reforms that take hold in schools include those that involve building new facilities, are easy to administer, and are legally mandated. Another major school reform…
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Reform, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational History
McKenzie, Anne S. – American School Board Journal, 2003
To increase student achievement, a Massachusetts school district used Appreciative Inquiry, a strengths-based approach to problem solving for strategic planning. The process asks: What does this organization do well, and what is our vision for the future. Cites activities that helped schools reach goals set in the process. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Models
Wertz, Dan C. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes lengthy process and repercussions related to the difficult decision by school board of the Okemos Public Schools in Ingham County, Michigan, to close an elementary school. (PKP)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Community Problems, Elementary Schools, School Closing
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
Analyzes "Camlin v. Beecher Community School District (Illinois)," wherein the state appellate court held that the school board violated its own drug policy when it expelled a high school student for allegedly smoking marijuana on a field trip without first offering him an opportunity to enter a drug education program. Court also held…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Court Litigation, Discipline Policy, Drug Education
Popham, W. James – American School Board Journal, 2003
Claims that standards-based tests neither measure skills and knowledge accurately nor help educators do a better instructional job. The article offers suggestions in four areas to make the tests contribute to improved instruction: measurement of content standards; descriptions of standards; standard-by-standard reporting; and locally administered…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Cognitive Tests, Educational Testing
Maeroff, Gene I. – American School Board Journal, 2003
This article presents an overview of online learning, particularly for elementary- and secondary-school students. Online learning has much to offer certain students under the right circumstances. However, questions remain about policies regarding online learning and the suitability of the approach for younger students. (Contains 6 online…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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