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Monson, Robert J. – NASSP Bulletin, 1997
The "one-size-fits-all" approach to teaching and program delivery is indefensible. Minnesota has enacted a law specifying standards of knowledge and skills that high school students must demonstrate to qualify for a diploma via multiple pathways. All pathway programs (classical, postsecondary, interactive-technology evening school,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Comprehensive Programs, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs
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Krajewski, Bob; And Others – NASSP Bulletin, 1997
Three high schools in Minnesota's Twin Cities area exemplify impressive educational equalization gains stemming from a 1971 law shifting school funding from local taxes to state income and sales taxes. Although the schools vary in structure, populations, and leadership style, all are accomplishing major restructuring efforts via flexible…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Equity (Finance), Flexible Scheduling, High Schools
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Shaw, Glen – NASSP Bulletin, 1991
Assisted by a sophisticated telecommunications system, 90 small, rural Minnesota schools collaborated to influence state legislation regarding funding equity and other issues. Small-school strategies for building political activism include seizing available opportunities, developing leadership capacity, involving political constituents,…
Descriptors: Activism, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Political Influences
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Crampton, Mary; Lanegran, David A. – NASSP Bulletin, 1989
Independent high school geography courses are essential because of the subject's pan-scientific nature. Teachers need to develop a set of higher level geography learning objectives and a global perspective in the curriculum, allow adequate time to reinforce these objectives, and teach map-making and analysis. Texts should avoid the "Trivial…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Geography Instruction, Global Approach, Secondary Education
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Johnson, Doug – NASSP Bulletin, 1999
A committee of media specialists, librarians, teachers, parents, and administrators at a Minnesota district devised an information literacy curriculum. They identified current skills and software; learned an information-processing mode; identified curriculum integration areas; brainstormed projects; identified needed resources; and developed…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy
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Nickerson, Neal; Mook, Amy – NASSP Bulletin, 1988
Offers some easy-to-implement suggestions for community relations programs, including parent conferences, senior citizen days, work experience programs, performing groups, luncheons with civic organizations, displays of student works, and bulletin board message centers. Communication continues to be the best source of positive reinforcement. (MLH)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Relations, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership