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Jones, Rebecca – American School Board Journal, 2002
Since the Supreme Court ruling in "Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier," a dramatic upswing has occurred in the number of student newspapers, yearbooks, underground publications, and Web sites being censored and confiscated. School attorneys say prior review of a school-sponsored publication is legal. What's not legal is to limit expression of political views,…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Censorship, Court Litigation, High Schools
Howley, Craig; Bickel, Robert – American School Board Journal, 2002
Schools and districts with large number of economically disadvantaged students are likely to have higher average test scores if both are smaller. Larger school sizes, up to a reasonable limit, improve average test scores in affluent communities. Achievement among larger schools in larger districts shows the strongest relationship with…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2002
Eating disorders among teens and younger children have reached epidemic levels. The school's primary role in helping students who may have eating disorders is referring them to specialists. Schools can also help students learn good eating habits and designate a resource person to serve as a liaison with community medical and mental health…
Descriptors: Anorexia Nervosa, Body Weight, Bulimia, Eating Disorders
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2002
Reviews a recent decision in "Littlefield" by the 5th Circuit upholding a school uniform policy. Advises board member who wish to adopt a school uniform policy to solicit input from parents and students, research the experiences of other school districts with uniform policies, and articulate the interests they wish to promote through uniform…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Dress Codes, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
Akenhead, James; Andreani, Alan – American School Board Journal, 2002
School officials put a crisis communications plan into action after two Ohio students died and a third became critically ill from meningitis in May 2001. A mass immunization program prevented a major outbreak, and rumor control helped calm the public's fears. Recounts things learned from the experience. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Communications, Crisis Management, Elementary Secondary Education
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 2002
Discusses teacher-quality issues related to current and projected teacher shortages, including out-of-field teaching, teacher certification, working conditions, and salaries. Asserts that nation is currently experiencing a crisis in teacher quality, with a disproportional impact on disadvantaged urban students. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications
Cross, Christopher T.; Rigden, Diana Wyllie – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes three actions necessary to improve teacher quality: Improve teacher preparation by deepening teachers' content knowledge and strengthening candidates' experiences in schools, hire qualified teachers, and support teacher learning. (PKP)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Learning
Hess, Frederick M. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Proposes a radical overhaul of teacher certification (licensure) through, for example, the creation of "competitive certification" zones, expanding alternative certification programs, and improving the content basis of licensure examinations. (PKP)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Certification
Comer, James P. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Asserts that knowing how children develop is essential to understanding their behavior. Describes role of schools and school boards in addressing student behavior problems related to child development. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Child Development
Holmes, Cecile S. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes appropriate school district policies and procedures in light of two U.S. Supreme Court religion-in-schools decisions: "Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe" and "The Good News Club v. Milford Central School." (PKP)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts
Eastin, Delaine – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes how teachers can use service-learning teaching methods to improve student achievement. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Service Learning
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes findings of several studies examining the influence of peer pressure on children and adolescents and what schools can do to help alleviate that pressure, especially among adolescents. (PKP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Role, Peer Influence
Frase, Larry E.; English, Fenwick W. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes the use of curriculum management audits to improve student achievement. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Audits (Verification), Board of Education Role
Schweitzer, Diane K. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Schools are encouraging investment in cafeterias that can be used for a variety of purposes. The successful redesign of the George Rogers Clark Middle School/High School cafeteria in Hammond, Indiana, resulted in an up-scale-style dining area where students could also connect to the Internet for homework and research during breakfast and lunch.…
Descriptors: Dining Facilities, Educational Facilities Improvement, Flexible Facilities, Food Service
Jones, Rebecca – American School Board Journal, 2002
Reviews notable education books of 2001: "Not in Front of the Children" (Marjorie Heins); "The other Boston Busing Story" (Susan E. Eaton); "Another Planet" (Elinor Burkett); "Parents Under Siege" (James Garbarino and Claire Bedard); "Radical Equations" (Robert P. Moses and Charles E. Cobb, Jr.); "School" (Sheila Curran Bernard and Sarah Mondale);…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Book Reviews, Books, Censorship
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