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Snyder, Thomas D. – Principal, 2000
An additional 200,000 students entered public and private elementary schools in Fall 2000. Elementary schools numbered 63,000 in 1997-98 and are steadily growing larger. Most have Internet connections. Proportionately more black than white or Hispanic kids are enrolled in preschool programs. Well-educated parents volunteer more often. (MLH)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Enrollment Trends
Snyder, Thomas D. – Principal, 1997
Elementary school enrollment rose 9% between 1990 and 1996, with largest increases among minorities and in the West, Southwest, and Southeast. Highly educated parents are more likely to enroll their kids in day care; 50% of all 5-year olds attend full-day kindergarten. Schools are getting bigger, and parental involvement in literacy education is…
Descriptors: Day Care, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Enrollment Trends
Murphy, Joseph – Principal, 1998
Grounds prognostications for the principalship on significant schooling trends. The future of schools depends on changing "outside" economic, societal, and political forces. Like most businesses and organizations, the education industry is becoming more communication- and service-oriented. Principals will need to act as social and organizational…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Democracy, Economic Change, Educational Trends
Darling-Hammond, Linda – Principal, 1998
Projects a "typical" future teacher's career path, based on current teacher-education developments. She will be a highly motivated student, major in an academic subject, enter a highly selective teacher-education program, pursue challenging coursework, get adequate field experience, enter a professional-development-school internship, and develop…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Teachers
Snyder, Thomas D. – Principal, 1998
Elementary schools are getting larger, enrollments continue to climb, and Hispanic children comprise the biggest minority group. Teacher numbers are barely keeping up with student enrollment. Most elementary students do some homework daily. Technology use is increasing, adoption of new content standards is occurring, and tardiness, fighting, and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Discipline, Educational Finance, Educational Technology
Snyder, Thomas D. – Principal, 1996
During 1990-95, most states showed increases in total elementary school enrollments and minority group enrollments. About 75% of all preschool children attend day care centers. First graders are getting older. The number of teachers is increasing; there has been little change in pupil-teacher ratios or class size. State public finance shows modest…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Day Care, Educational Finance, Educational Trends
Snyder, Thomas D. – Principal, 1993
Public school enrollment is increasing, especially among minority students. Preschool attendance is up. The number of elementary schools has lagged behind enrollment and school size. Teacher numbers and salaries have risen since the 1980s. Local school revenues are surpassing state government revenues. The national per pupil expenditure rate is…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Projections
Bracey, Gerald W. – Principal, 1992
Examines recent standardized test scores, international comparisons, National Assessment of Educational Progress scores, and dropout statistics to prove that U.S. schools are making progress. When appropriate comparisons are made, only a small decline in SAT verbal scores is found and no decline in math scores. Greater priority should be given the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Comparative Education, Educational Finance, Educational Quality
Snyder, Thomas D. – Principal, 1994
About 31.8 million students will attend public elementary schools this year, an increase of 8% over last year. A third will be from minority groups. The number of elementary teachers will reach 1.5 million; the student/teacher ratio will be 19 to 1. Most parents have positive attitudes about their children's schools. Per pupil expenditures reached…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Enrollment Trends, Expenditure per Student
Hodgkinson, Harold – Principal, 1998
By 2010, whites will comprise only 9% of the world's population--the smallest ethnic minority. While 26% of all Americans are nonwhite, among schoolchildren it is 36% The North's populations are old, white, wealthy, well educated, and declining. The South and West's populations are young, ethnically diverse, poorer, less educated, and increasing.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Diversity (Student), Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
Snyder, Thomas D. – Principal, 1991
According to U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Education statistics, public school enrollment is increasing; minority student increases are pushing elementary school enrollment to record highs. Trends are also summarized for preschool education, student and family characteristics, number of schools and teachers, revenues and expenditures,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
Walker, Marc H. – Principal, 1996
Compares 1960s and 1970s research findings positing a strong academic-achievement/socioeconomic-status correlation with 1980s school-effectiveness research and recent studies advocating whole language, cooperative learning, and multiage grouping. Since there's research to support numerous practices and beliefs, educators must resist fads, quick…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Effective Schools Research
Ashworth, Kent P. – Principal, 1990
NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) assessments indicate obvious discrepancies between the level of math taught in school and what students can do. NAEP science results show that performance on moderately complex tasks has remained virtually unchanged for almost a decade. Schools must do better. Includes three references (MLH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education
Bracey, Gerald W. – Principal, 1996
Reaffirms elementary education's remarkable continuity over the years, in contrast to the changes undergone by secondary education. Promising trends in national standards, educational technology, interdisciplinary instruction, and charter schools will take years to affect teaching and learning. Parents' nostalgia and amnesia concerning schools of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Technology