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Hawley, Richard A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1987
Explores the destructive effects of student drug use on students, teachers, and the learning environment of public schools. Discusses healthy child development and the historical background of illegal drug use, and suggests strategies to produce a drug- and alcohol-free school environment with firm, clear institutional policies. (MLH)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Child Development, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems
Wilson, Kara Gae – American School Board Journal, 1993
The 16 school districts in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, found that the most effective method to reduce truancy is to take truants to court. As a result of truancy prosecution, hundreds of students are back in school. Outlines an eight-step program to put a solid truancy prosecution program in place. (MLF)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Police School Relationship, Prevention
Sabo, Sandra R. – American School Board Journal, 1993
School districts across the country are taking measures in the design and renovation of school buildings that will protect students and staff members. Exterior and interior design possibilities are listed. Schools are also advised to have a districtwide crisis intervention plan, a school safety plan, and an annual safety audit. (MLF)
Descriptors: Architects, Community Schools, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Improvement
Harrington-Lueker, Donna – American School Board Journal, 1994
School systems across the country are adding alternative education programs designed for violent or chronically disruptive youth. Some school districts and states are contracting with private groups to provide programs including residential schools. Other programs include the Youth Challenge Corps, authorized by Congress in 1992, and boot-camp…
Descriptors: Delinquent Rehabilitation, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Nontraditional Education
Scattergood, Sara Park – American School Board Journal, 1990
A nonprofit program, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, seeks to head off teen pregnancy by exposing elementary school students to the demands of child care. The program combines academic study of pregnancy, child development, and the skills required to be good parents, with monthly classroom visits by a parent and infant. (MLF)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Early Parenthood, Elementary Education, Parenthood Education
Nebgen, Mary – American School Board Journal, 1990
In Tacoma, Washington, the Safe Street Campaign united the schools, government agencies, labor groups, community and religious organizations, businesses, youth, and substance abuse agencies in responding to gangs and drugs. (MLF)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Discipline Problems, High Risk Students, Illegal Drug Use
Prophet, Matthew – American School Board Journal, 1990
A Portland, Oregon, program for dealing with gang activity required school policy changes that (1) prohibit gang markings; (2) state that school lockers and desks are the possession of the school system and subject to unannounced checks; and (3) establish guidelines with the press in covering the gang problem. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Mass Media
Holley, Darrell L. – School Business Affairs, 1990
Describes a Missouri self-insurance or pooling program that provides a risk protection package, along with risk management services, to its members. Discusses cost advantages to pooling, and other factors school districts should consider when deciding whether or not to join a pooling arrangement. (MLF)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Insurance, Legal Responsibility
Lapetina, Alison J. – School Business Affairs, 1990
Describes the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal (NYSIR), which provides both property and liability coverage for school districts. A reciprocal is wholly owned by those insured. NYSIR insures 55 school district subscribers, providing a service that specifically accommodates school district needs and saves them money. (MLF)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Insurance, Legal Responsibility, Prevention
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Bereiter, Carl – Educational Leadership, 1986
Faults Lawrence J. Schweinhart and David P. Weikert's article in this "Educational Leadership" issue for concluding that disadvantaged preschoolers taught by direct instruction have twice the teenage delinquency rate of children experiencing the High/Scope program. Accuses the authors of exaggerating statistical differences, research…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Bias, Delinquency, Early Childhood Education
Underwood, Julie – American School Board Journal, 1987
Defines sexual harassment and reminds school boards of their moral and legal obligation to protect employees and maintain an intimidation-free workplace. Offers several tips for preventing sexual harrassment and for launching investigations into complaints. (MLH)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Problems, Prevention
Leary, James L. – American School Board Journal, 1987
Discusses several factors (aside from state immunity statutes) reducing the threat of education malpractice suits in recent years, including improved community attitudes and involvement in schools, more facilitative leadership roles for principals, increased importance of staff development, and expanded options for students through new…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Malpractice, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation
Eckenrod, James; Wheeler, Carl – American School Board Journal, 1987
To give at-risk teenagers the best chance for high school graduation and further schooling or employment, Baltimore schools created Student Adventures in Learning (SAIL), a remedial computer-assisted instruction program. Over 100 eighth graders identified as potential dropouts instead improved academically and made secure transitions to high…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropouts, High Risk Students
Hyde, William H.; Guthrie, Stephen H. – School Business Affairs, 1993
A series of benefit programs for school personnel in a Maryland county includes a smoke-free workplace, an employee wellness program, and an employee assistance program. The county has been able to correlate a dramatic decrease in the cost of health insurance for employees with the activities of these programs. (MLF)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Employee Assistance Programs, Employee Attitudes
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