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Meier, Deborah – American School Board Journal, 2003
Four critical first steps to establish trust among school boards, schools, and the public are: (1) building a community-wide consensus about the essential purposes of schools; (2) agreeing on how to provide choices for minority viewpoints; (3) selecting key education leaders; and (4) providing these leaders with the freedom they need to do the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Boards of Education, Centralization, Citizen Participation
Buchanan, Bruce – American School Board Journal, 2003
"Broadband," the term for a variety of high-speed Internet options, opens up many opportunities for online classroom learning. Challenges for school districts include keeping the network running, training teachers, and paying for it. A sidebar lists broadband resources. (MLF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Educational Trends
McCann, Barbara; Beaumont, Constance – American School Board Journal, 2003
Smart growth schools are small in size, encourage broad community involvement, and make good use of existing resources. Promoting small, community-based schools requires innovation, new partnerships, and a commitment to working to overcome the barriers presented by traditional rules and regulations. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Community Schools, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning
Descollonges, Heather; Eisner, Elliot – American School Board Journal, 2003
Ten not-so-serious recommendations for policymakers based on the rationale that art education takes time away from the classes that prepare students for standardized tests. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Skilling, William C.; Carstensen, Jerry – American School Board Journal, 2003
A school district and community endeavor brought a fine arts facility to Byron Center, Michigan. The Van Singel Fine Arts Center includes gallery space as well as a performing arts theater. Private donations purchased pianos and the acoustical shell. Academic results in the classroom include increases in average ACT scores for 5 consecutive years.…
Descriptors: Art Education, Arts Centers, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2003
Many teachers feel overwhelmed about meeting the needs of students getting ready for tests, and about relations with principals. Four exceptionally high-stress factors that teachers admit carrying into their classrooms are money management, health, relationships, and care giving. A sidebar lists tips for administrators to help alleviate teachers'…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Principals, Stress Management
Gereau, Leonard A. – American School Board Journal, 2003
The Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration in Virginia is a middle school with a curriculum that emphasizes skills in problem solving, communication, critical thinking, and team building. Every eighth-grader must study for one semester at the center. (MLF)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Centers, Interaction, Middle School Students
Fisher, Diane – American School Board Journal, 2003
Argues for ensuring that all preschool children receive the same learning opportunities, especially learning to read. Discusses the role school boards can play in ensuring children enter school ready to learn. (PKP)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Early Childhood Education, Equal Education, Learning Readiness
MacPhee, Barbara C.; Dempesy, Colby W. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses the New Orleans Center of Science & Mathematics, an alternative high school with an activity-based curriculum specializing exclusively in mathematics and science courses for inner-city students. (PKP)
Descriptors: High Schools, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Curriculum, Nontraditional Education
Frost, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses four initiatives proposed by the Alliance for Excellent Education ( to improve student success in high school. Involves adolescent literacy, teacher and principal quality, college preparation, and smaller learning communities. Argues for more federal investment in secondary schools. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Effectiveness, College Preparation, Federal Aid
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses research on the cost and benefits of government-funded universal preschool education. (Contains 12 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Preschool Education
Young, I. Phillip – American School Board Journal, 2003
Structured interviews with 575 administrators and supervisors in 6 school districts finds 8 impediments to school board implementation of an effective merit pay system for these employees: Lack of knowledge, teacher heritage, supervisor's ability, supervisor's motivation, managerial prerogatives, amount of rewards, and type of rewards. Offers…
Descriptors: Administrators, Boards of Education, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Harris, Sandra; Isernhagen, Jody – American School Board Journal, 2003
Combines data from own and others' research on bullying in school to identify 10 strategies to reduce incidents of bullying. Two examples are (1) survey students annually and (2) create policies that identify bulling behaviors. (PKP)
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, School Safety
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses early childhood learning issues surrounding the reauthorization debate for Head Start, with particular focus on the Bush administration's proposal to emphasize literacy and academic skills. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Early Childhood Education, Learning Readiness, Literacy
Romanowski, Michael – American School Board Journal, 2003
Reports results of interviews with 144 students at a high school in central Ohio regarding their opinions about effectiveness of the school's character education program. Describes student views about what works in the program. (PKP)
Descriptors: Character Education, High School Students, Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes
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