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Zirkel, Perry A. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Under both the present and the proposed Individuals with Disabilities Education Act law there is no 10-day rule that keeps school administrators from taking strong measures to deal with students who pose a clear and present danger to the safety of others. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Bullying, Disabilities, Discipline
Wadsworth, Deborah; Nathan, Joe; Hess, Frederick M.; Dragseth, Kenneth A.; Sokoloff, Harris; Reeves, Douglas B.; Johnson, Florence; Sizer, Theodore – American School Board Journal, 2003
Eight educators comment on Deborah Meier's prescription for rebuilding public trust in public education. (Author)
Descriptors: Accountability, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance
Sanders, Ted – American School Board Journal, 2003
Displays findings from a fall 2002 survey of all states to determine how they were progressing in meeting No Child Left Behind Act's list of requirements. Generally, states and local districts are stronger developing accountability systems but a significant gap remains between the federal law's demands and the capacity to meet them. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Database Management Systems, Educational Improvement, Federal Legislation
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 2003
Provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) are putting pressure on schools. Last year, schools were only required to show gains for entire grade levels. This year, all states must also show specified improvement in various subgroups. Provides five examples. The National Education Association plans to file a lawsuit over the unfounded…
Descriptors: Accountability, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Educational Improvement
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 2003
Practitioners and researchers in the education technology field asked to give their vision of the future list laptop computers, personal digital assistants, electronic testing, wireless networking, and multimedia technology among the technology advances headed soon for schools. A sidebar lists 12 online resources. (MLF)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Database Management Systems, Educational Technology, Educational Trends
Joyner, Amy – American School Board Journal, 2003
Handheld computers provide students tremendous computing and learning power at about a 10th the cost of a regular computer. Describes the evolution of handhelds; provides some examples of their uses; and cites research indicating they are effective classroom tools that can improve efficiency and instruction. A sidebar lists handheld resources.…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
Levine, Elliott – American School Board Journal, 2003
New technology promises to ease the work load to meet the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act and set the stage for easier and more comprehensive data analysis and subsequent changes to instruction. A sidebar lists data resources. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compliance (Legal), Data Analysis, Database Management Systems
Joyner, Amy – American School Board Journal, 2003
Wireless networks allow students to access technology when and where they need it. Describes a wireless network at a Florida magnet high school, methods of training teachers to use the new technology in their classrooms, and problem solving. A sidebar lists wireless resources. (MLF)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
Spitalli, Samuel J. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Students need to know the difference between snitching to get someone in trouble and disclosing disturbing information to save lives, prevent harm, or right a wrong. Elements in the school culture that would encourage students to confide in adults include trust, adults in close proximity, positive school climate, information hotlines, and…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Hotlines (Public)
Imber, Michael – American School Board Journal, 2003
To improve students' standardized test performance, schools must organize their priorities to reinforce the message that student learning comes first--everything else is secondary. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compliance (Legal), Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
McGiboney, Garry W. – American School Board Journal, 2003
In Georgia, the DeKalb School District's preparations for school safety include: fast-track evacuation procedures for schools near potentially dangerous sites; a plan that relocates students who are displaced from their schools; a capacity to provide shelter in case of emergency; and three means of internal communication. (MLF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Crisis Management, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
In "Barrow" the 5th Circuit erected a very high burden of proof for school districts to show that policies requiring employees to live within the district are necessary to sustain public confidence in public schools. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Constitutional Law, Due Process, Enrollment
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 2003
States that schools should think twice before adopting a random drug-testing program for students involved in extracurricular activities even though the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in "Board of Education v. Earls" upheld its constitutionality. Briefly describes dissenting opinions in "Earls" and opposition to drug testing…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Drug Use Testing, Elementary School Students, Extracurricular Activities
Rainville, Alice Jo – American School Board Journal, 2003
Study of elementary school lunches in 10 public schools in Michigan compares the nutritional value of school lunches with sack lunches. Finds that school lunches are lower in fat, more nutritious, and provide more variety than sack lunches. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Lunch Programs, Nutrition
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
Analyzes free-speech challenge to school district's guidelines for acceptable expressions on ceramic tiles painted by Columbine High School students to express their feelings about the massacre. Tenth Circuit found that tile painting constituted school-sponsored speech and thus district had the constitutional authority under "Hazelwood School…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech, High Schools, Student Rights
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