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Joiner, Lottie L. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Discusses the challenges facing school districts in hiring qualified tutors to provide supplemental services for low-income students in failing Title I schools under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Describes the supplemental-services provision of NCLB. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Supplementary Education, Tutors
McAdams, Donald R. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Argues that urban school boards must understand and practice good governance and reform leadership to create functional, effective school districts. Describes how this can be accomplished by adopting high expectations for student performance, becoming leaders in the community, practicing the fundamentals of good governance, and formulating a…
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes seven urban school districts that implemented effective reform plans: Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia; Boston Public Schools, Massachusetts; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston Independent School District, Texas; Sacramento Unified School District, California; Seattle Public Schools, Washington; and Wichita…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Urban Schools
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 2002
Discuss issues related to corporate foundation support of urban public-school reform efforts. (PKP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Private Financial Support
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2002
Discuss several research reports on dropout prevention. Focuses on Teachers College, Columbia University, study that identified several reasons for low student dropout in new Coalition of Essential Schools Project (CCSP) schools in New York City, Includes selected references on dropouts and dropout prevention. (PKP)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education
Gratto, John; Little, David – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes process for developing a successful superintendent-school board governance team to improve student achievement. (PKP)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Role, Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Role
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes Wisconsin case involving the suicide of seventh-grade girl after principal suspended her for having a cigarette in her locker--disciplinary action required by school board policy. Parents sued claiming violation of their daughter's 14th Amendment rights and state negligence laws. Federal appellate court dismissed all claims; parents…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Discipline Policy, Federal Courts
Cook, Glen – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes how several school districts are using wireless laptop and handheld computers for teaching and learning. Includes tips and lessons learned. (PKP)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Telecommunications
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes several legal issues involving school board member use of electronic mail, especially violation of state open-meeting laws. Offers several tips to avoid legal pitfalls. Briefly describes Freedom on Information Act issues related to electronic communication. Provides sample policies on e-mail use. (PKP)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Problems
Carnevale, Anthony P. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes reasons for potential shortage of college-educated workers. Suggests possible remedies. (PKP)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Educational Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Investment
Holmes, Cecile S. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes development of technical college system in South Carolina as part of state strategy for economic development. (PKP)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economic Development, High Schools, Technical Education
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2002
Reviews the Supreme Court's decision in "Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education" affirming court-ordered desegregation to remedy government-sanctioned desegregation. Discusses decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that ended federal court supervision of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District's efforts to achieve…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, School Desegregation
Olsen, Heather M.; Hudson, Susan D.; Thompson, Donna – American School Board Journal, 2002
Reports results of random survey of principals in 105 Iowa elementary schools about playground supervision practices. Recommends that school boards take a leadership role in creating safe playgrounds by requiring all elementary schools to have at least two supervisors with safety training on the playground at all times. (PKP)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Elementary School Students, Injuries, Playgrounds
Hendrickson, Peter – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes how to report test data to parents and the news media. Provides examples from the Evergreen School District in Vancouver, Washington. Includes specific suggestions on how to work with reports. (PKP)
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Elementary Secondary Education, High Stakes Tests, News Media
Greene-Bryant, Betty – American School Board Journal, 2002
Reports on survey of 566 mostly secondary school principals and assistant principals to determine their professional development needs to improve the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Finds that while most principals understand the basic elements of IDEA, many had little or no knowledge of the legislation.…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Principals
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