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Hurwitz, Nina; Hurwitz, Sol – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes challenges facing College Board's efforts to expand Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses to provide equal access to previously underserved low-performing urban and rural school students while maintaining the program's high academic standards. Includes list of strategies school boards can use to achieve greater access to A.P. courses while…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Placement Programs, Board of Education Role, Curriculum Problems
Trump, Kenneth S.; Lavarello, Curtis – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses implications of national survey of school-based police that finds majority of respondents believe schools are vulnerable to a terrorist attack. Describes school board's role in improving school safety, steps school officials can take to reduce risk, and some practical, cost-effective measures to increase security. (PKP)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Elementary Secondary Education, School Security
Satcher, David; Bradford, Margie Tudor – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses how schools can improve student achievement through the adoption of comprehensive school health programs that include regular exercise and better nutrition. Describes successful student health program at McComb Separate School System in McComb, Mississippi. Provides examples of how districts have obtained state support in developing…
Descriptors: Child Health, Comprehensive School Health Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Promotion
Mayo, C. Russell – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses three sequential questions boards should reach consensus on before beginning a superintendent search. Questions involve district's position related to education issues deemed important to the community, a new superintendent's personality traits and leadership skills required to address these issues, and whether the board should seek to…
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Board of Education Role, Elementary Secondary Education
Lowery, Sandra; Harris, Sandra – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes what motivates educators to become superintendents, what causes them to resign, and what school boards can do to increase the likelihood they will stay by reducing negative factors and increasing positive ones. (PKP)
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Turnover, Superintendents
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2003
Reviews reports on the role of the school nurse in supporting student academic success. Includes efforts to alleviate shortages of school nurses, the multifaceted role of the school nurse, and the results of Missouri's statewide plan to improve nurse-provided student health services. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Health, Comprehensive School Health Education, Educational Research
Mathews, Gary; Peckron, Kathy J.; Rhomberg, Tamara Jo – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes Rockwood (Missouri) School District's successful reading-intervention program for a diverse population of K-5 students with reading difficulties. (PKP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Early Intervention, Elementary Education, Reading Difficulties
Colgan, Craig – American School Board Journal, 2003
Mold and indoor air quality (IAQ) are matters of major concern to architects and their educational clients. The Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools program offers help to districts seeking to tackle IAQ issues. Strengthening community relations is one way to be ready in case of a bad environmental or IAQ report.…
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Standards
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 2003
Education researcher Gerald Bracey claims that the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) will result in privatization and educational vouchers because schools are expected to show regular gains in the proportion of students judged "proficient." (MLF)
Descriptors: Criticism, Educational Testing, Educational Vouchers, Federal Legislation
Munoz, Marco A.; Winter, Paul A.; Ronau, Robert N. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Jefferson County Public Schools developed a survey instrument to learn from the applicant's perspective what new teachers had experienced during the hiring process and what they thought of the district's recruiting efforts. The goal was to determine the strong and weak points of the district's program and develop suggestions for improvement. (MLF)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
A federal case from Wooster, Ohio, illustrates the tension facing school boards and administrators when they deal with student expression. Explains the judge's reasoning about the issues involving First Amendment rights of student editors and the policies and relevant free-speech principles. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Censorship, Court Litigation, Federal Courts
Cook, Glenn – American School Board Journal, 2003
A win-at-all-costs mentality in high school athletics increasingly promotes commercialism over academics. Some school districts have enacted a 1-year ban from competition for athletes who transfer within the district. Summarizes experiences of three student athletes. (MLF)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Extramural Athletics, High Schools, School Culture
Perkins, Brian K.; Sullivan-DeCarlo, Catherine; Linehan, Edward – American School Board Journal, 2003
New Haven's interdistrict magnet program draws from both city and suburban populations. Examples of three schools show how the program is promoting student achievement and diversity. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
Schnitzer, Denise K. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia, is a large comprehensive high school restructured into four smaller academies that allow students a more personal learning environment. Positive growth is shown in test scores, dropout rates, and the narrowing achievement gap between minority and majority students. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Improvement, High Schools
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 2003
About 30 states have statutes on educating the gifted and talented. Identifying and teaching gifted children are a challenge. With states in a growing fiscal crisis and the costs of tests mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act, gifted education will struggle to maintain what it has rather than build. (MLF)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academically Gifted, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
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