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Cook, Glenn – American School Board Journal, 2003
Overtime lawsuits have been filed against school districts in a growing number of states. Guidelines offered to prevent or at least minimize damaging claims include becoming informed and establishing an accurate record-keeping system. A sidebar describes one Alabama district facing 100 overtime claims. (MLF)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Legislation
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 2003
Requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act present school districts with a massive lesson in data-driven decision-making. Technology companies offer data-management tools that organize student information from state tests. Offers districts advice in choosing a technology provider. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Accountability, Compliance (Legal)
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 2003
Although a narrowing gap exists between technology haves and have-nots in public schools, many schools are turning their energies toward discrepancies in teacher training and knowledge, home computer access, technology support, and the availability of quality online curricula and material. Lists eight online resources. (MLF)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Education, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education
Danforth, Eric L. – American School Board Journal, 2003
According to the Education Commission of the States, 14 states prohibit pagers and/or cell phones in schools, 8 states have repealed bans, and the rest have no statutes on the issue. Ten states, including some that have repealed bans, grant policymaking authority to local boards. Presents arguments pro and con on cell phones and school district…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Student Relationship, Public Schools
Bainbridge, William L.; Tocco, Thomas S. – American School Board Journal, 2003
A school-district audit in Florida highlights the stellar program and results at Polk County's Inwood Elementary School. Principal Sue Buckner demands that parents, stepparents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and neighbors participate in Inwood's success. A sidebar summarizes the audit procedures and findings. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Audits (Verification), Awards, Economically Disadvantaged
Spitalli, Samuel J. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes procedures school districts should follow when dismissing a tenured teacher. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Dismissal, Tenured Faculty
Winkler, Amber M. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Compares views of teachers in Virginia and Vermont toward their state's education accountability system. Finds more differences than similarities. For example, teachers in Vermont believed the state test was just a slice of a larger accountability plan, but to Virginia teachers, it was the majority of the accountability pie. (PKP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
Buchanan, Bruce – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes school-facility maintenance problems and benefits of preventive maintenance. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Improvement
Thomas, Ronald S. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Argues that standards, not testing, is the most important component of state educational accountability systems. Recommends that teachers and administrators engage in standards analysis and curriculum alignment. (PKP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
Analyzes New Jersey case wherein a federal district-court judge ruled that religious group had the First Amendment free-speech right to distribute flyers and permission slips to students, post notices on school walls, and participate in back-to-school night in effort to establish a student religious club in two elementary schools. (PKP)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Schools, Freedom of Speech, State Church Separation
Colgan, Craig – American School Board Journal, 2003
With state budgets in disarray, school districts are taking a hard look at cuts and possible reforms. At the state level the issue is the complex ways states fund public schools. Finding a better way to link dollars to academic performance includes simplifying school finance and equalizing funds to provide adequate education. (MLF)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
Smith, Stephen; Myers, John L.; Underwood, Julie – American School Board Journal, 2003
Vermont is the only state that does not require a balanced budget every fiscal year. Facing state budget shortfalls, many states were left with no choice but to examine possible cuts or at least flat levels of funding for schools. States are also facing costs with implementing new federal mandates under the No Child Left Behind Act. Additional…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Charter Schools, Cost Estimates, Educational Finance
Winter, Paul A.; Munoz, Marco; Rinehart, James S. – American School Board Journal, 2003
In Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, KY, a number of unique strategies are being used to attract and retain qualified principals. Based on a survey of principal-certified personnel, the district conducted a more aggressive external recruitment effort, and also started providing housing subsidies, salary incentives, and assigning some…
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction
Carr, Stephen K. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes student-performance data-analysis system developed by the Hueneme School District in Port Hueneme, California, to meet state and federal accountability requirements. Tracks student-achievement data from four measures into database: Districtwide assessment, report cards, SAT-9 results, a California achievement test, and comprehensive…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Courseware, Data Analysis
Breunlin, Douglas C.; Lieber, Carol Miller; Simon, Lynn; Cimmarusti, Rocco. A. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Preventing high school violence takes more than security measures alone. Problem-solving approaches involve skill-building strategies that teach students conflict-resolution skills that become alternatives to the use of violence. Peace-making strategies seek to improve school climate by targeting key relationships in the school. Lists eight steps…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Educational Environment, High Schools, Middle Schools
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