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Imber, Michael – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses legal issues related to the celebration of Christmas in public schools. Concludes that schools can display secular symbols of Christmas such as reindeer, elves, and Santa Clause, but not religious ones, such as wise men, angels, and nativity scenes. (PKP)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Religious Holidays
Hutton, Thomas – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes what schools may do and must not do in recognizing religious holidays such as Christmas. Suggests several play-it-safe strategies for school boards to avoid community controversy or litigation related to the observance of religious holidays. (PKP)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Religious Holidays
Colgan, Craig – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes what it is like to be a school board member, including what it takes not only to survive, but to thrive. (PKP)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Smith, Roberta F. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes Albuquerque (New Mexico) Public School's board of education's experience with an interim, four-person superintendency team appointed by the board to replace the previous superintendent. The team was composed of three associate superintendents and a local public-relations executive. Includes a brief description of the responsibilities and…
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Management Teams, Superintendents
Levin, Henry M.; Belfield, Clive – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes the development and implementation of a metaphorical (nonenforceable) family contract that sets forth parental responsibilities for assisting the public schools in the education of their children. Contract involves the home environment, use of the out-of-school time, and parent involvement with schooling. Discusses issues related to the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation
Darden, Edwin C. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Argues that the biggest obstacle to urban education reform is the unwillingness of educators to discuss the impact of increased racial and ethnic segregation on student achievement. Poverty is discussed, but not race. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Cook, Glenn – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses origin of the public's perception of the failure of urban education, the media's role in perpetuating that perception, and some ways urban school districts can change that perception. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mass Media Role, Public Opinion, Public Relations
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses literature on student disengagement in school and efforts to improve student engagement in learning. Includes list of standards for engaged learning. (PKP)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Alienation, Student Participation
Andrews, Hans A.; Davis, Jackie – American School Board Journal, 2003
The dual-credit course option, in which classes are held at a nearby university or community college, is an exceptional marriage between secondary schools, community colleges, and some universities. Describes four types of dual-credit options between Olney Central College, Illinois, and participating high schools. (MLF)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Dual Enrollment
Davis, Lynn; Tyson, Ben – American School Board Journal, 2003
Many school buildings are in dire need of renovation, expansion, or replacement. Brief case studies from around the country illustrate the importance of finding out why people vote for or against a construction referendum. Lists recommendations for a strategic campaign. (MLF)
Descriptors: Bond Issues, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
Colgan, Craig – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes how various states and school districts are coping with the need to repair, renovate, or replace schools built during the 1950s and 1960s. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Requirements
Rittner-Heir, Robbin M. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes school-district energy-conservation efforts including teaching students to save energy, retrofitting schools, hiring energy consulting companies, and activating the sleep function on computer monitors. Also describes the federal Energy Star program (www.energystar.gov). (PKP)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation
Buchanan, Bruce – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes issues related to the use of modular (relocatable) classroom facilities. The Modular Building Institute (www.mbinet.org) provides information on modular buildings. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Modular Building Design, Relocatable Facilities
Rittner-Heir, Robbin M. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses design and construction problems of schools built in the 50s and 60s including open classrooms, bigger schools, and schools without windows. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Construction
Skilling, William C.; Carstensen, Jerry – American School Board Journal, 2003
A school district and community endeavor brought a fine arts facility to Byron Center, Michigan. The Van Singel Fine Arts Center includes gallery space as well as a performing arts theater. Private donations purchased pianos and the acoustical shell. Academic results in the classroom include increases in average ACT scores for 5 consecutive years.…
Descriptors: Art Education, Arts Centers, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts
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