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Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1984
Describes a computer program called "Dispatcher's Assistant" that helps train drivers of special education vehicles, can supply first aid and emergency advice, and tracks individual student records. (MD)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs
Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1983
Discusses various definitions of computer literacy, including those from the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium and LOGO codeveloper Daniel Watt. Notes a disagreement over whether computer literacy includes programing knowledge. Mentions the problem of "information literacy" (involving data banks) and lists books, magazines, and…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Definitions, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education
Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1982
Discusses the effects of federal strikebreaking, private industry wage concessions, and the depressed economy on teacher unions. Some unions are trading job security for wage or contract-language concessions, while others seek wage increases or discuss new areas like class size, insurance, or the promotion of public education. (RW)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Layoff
Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1982
The shortage of qualified science and mathematics teachers is expected to increase. Among the remedies are incentive pay (despite unions' reactions against it), increasing funds for teacher training, and retraining and recertification programs that offer financial incentives. (MLF)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Incentives, Mathematics Teachers, Merit Pay
Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1981
To protect star players and their families, secondary school coaches need to establish some ground rules for college recruiters to follow. This article reports the experiences of several coaches. (WD)
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Higher Education, Recruitment
Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1981
Offers advice to coaches of high school stars concerning the establishment and use of recruiting guidelines. (WD)
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Guidelines, Higher Education
Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1980
Discusses some current suspect practices in the sales of class rings and photographs to high school students. Outlines some board policies that can correct or prevent these abuses. (IRT)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Consumer Protection, High School Students, Merchandising
Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1979
Outlines how some school districts have used their assets (primarily real estate) to generate income. (IRT)
Descriptors: Educational Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Income, Investment
Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1979
After discussing the pros and cons of school- and non-school-sponsored national athletic competitions, the author presents a list of questions school boards can use in evaluating whether to let a student athlete participate in a non-school-sponsored sports event. (IRT)
Descriptors: Athletics, Competition, National Programs, Secondary Education
Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1978
School systems that fail to establish satisfactory formulas for coaches' salaries risk running afoul of three federal agencies. (Author)
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Regulation, Salaries
Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1984
Describes a computer program, developed for an Ohio school system, that monitors school bus repair and maintenance records. (MD)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment Maintenance, School Buses
Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1980
Describes the circumstances that prompted the state commissioner of education to appoint a "monitor general" to supervise the actions of the Trenton school board. (IRT)
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Conflict
Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1982
In Canada, no federal education agency exists, and local school systems traditionally rely on provincial ministries of education for most of their money and for educational direction. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Foreign Countries
Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1982
In this Illinois district, the superintendent has set a goal of universal computer literacy; to accomplish it, he spent $250,000 for 220 microcomputers to serve both staff and students. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs
Levin, Dan – American School Board Journal, 1979
Describes the current, unsettled status of federal programs for the removal of friable asbestos from the schools and the method of financing such removal. (IRT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Government Role
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