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Nathan, Joe – Active Learner: A Foxfire Journal for Teachers, 1999
The Center for School Change (Minnesota) encourages service learning, school-based entrepreneurship, family and community involvement in schools, and the state policies that encourage such approaches. Examples are presented of school and community programs supported by the Center, as well as the Center's efforts to advocate for such programs. (SV)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Entrepreneurship
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Nathan, Joe – Clearing House, 1992
Discusses eight myths about school choice and attempts to settle some of the main arguments on the basis of experiences in Minnesota and elsewhere. Reviews some of the variety of established choice policies and describes the components of an effective program. (SR)
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, School Choice
Nathan, Joe – Phi Delta Kappan, 1989
If Minnesota public school choice programs were as bad as Judith Pearson's "Kappan" (June 1989) article alleges, most teachers would not support them. There would be declining cooperation among rural school districts, little interest in handicapped or "unattractive" students' needs, and a teacher shortage. As this article…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, Public Schools, School Choice
Nathan, Joe – InCider, 1985
Minnesota has adopted legislation that provides some guidance in thinking about how a district or state ought to plan for the use of computers and other advanced technology in schools. Characteristics of the Minnesota plan, teacher training, and implementation problems are among the areas discussed. (JN)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Computer Science Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Nathan, Joe; Ysseldyke, James – Phi Delta Kappan, 1994
Support for Minnesota's cross-district public school choice laws is strong. In 1992, 76% of Minnesotans favored choice as 1 part of the comprehensive reforms needed. This article debunks seven widely circulated myths about the state's choice plans, particularly regarding program effects, benefits for disadvantaged students, parental selection…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education