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McCormick, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1983
Jefferson County (Colorado), because of an elementary school science program and a junior high school applied program, was among the six school systems honored by the National Science Teachers Association for exemplary science programs. Specific characteristics of the Colorado programs, and those common to all successful science programs, are…
Descriptors: Awards, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning
McCormick, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1982
Discusses federal cuts in immunization programs and the probable consequences. (WD)
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Elementary Education, Federal Aid, Immunization Programs
McCormick, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1983
Being cooperative and reasonably straightforward in helping the media cover school news will help in getting well-informed, balanced coverage. Specific advice is offered, including suggestions on how to be more effective during news conferences and interviews. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
McCormick, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1981
Although many educators believe that developing good listening skills is an essential part of the learning process, few teachers have been taught about the subject. This article reviews current efforts to make people aware of the importance of listening and includes tips for readers to follow. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Listening Skills
McCormick, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1982
Describes adult education and community education programs throughout the nation designed to improve attitudes toward education in general and toward schools specifically. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Community Education, Continuing Education
McCormick, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1987
Educators are increasingly responsible for teaching students about the deadly AIDS virus. This article discusses curricular approaches for certain age groups, summarizes progress in various communities, and provides blunt facts for decision-makers, an AIDS resource list with addresses, and an urgent plea from the Center for Disease Control. (MLH)
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Boards of Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Guides
McCormick, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1988
Music enrollments at the secondary level have held steady in schools with seven or more periods in the school day but have dropped off in schools with six or fewer periods. Cites how some schools have found ways to meet the challenge of scheduling music classes. (MLF)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, High Schools, Music Activities, Music Education
McCormick, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1985
Some school systems are finding practical ways to enhance music programs. Experts suggest ways for schools to (1) build a marketing plan, (2) make it easier for children to participate in the music program, (3) provide reinforcement, and (4) publicize the program. (MLF)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Marketing, Music Education
McCormick, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1985
Reviews a survey of asbestos in the schools and the status of asbestos regulations enforcement policy. Reviews the status of asbestos litigation and recovery of abatement costs. Provides suggestions for choosing asbestos abatement contractors. (MD)
Descriptors: Asbestos, Construction Materials, Court Litigation, Educational Environment
McCormick, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1985
Presents factors to consider in deciding whether to have a school be included in the national class action suit that is being brought against 54 asbestos manufacturers. (MD)
Descriptors: Asbestos, Construction Materials, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
McCormick, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1984
A number of successful school-business partnerships are highlighted. These include "Adopt-A-School" programs (designed to meet specific goals), comprehensive partnerships, and other institutions such as the US government, the New York Alliance for the Public Schools, and the Trilateral Council for Quality Education in Boston. (TE)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Private Financial Support
McCormick, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1984
Reviews the 1984 annual conference of the American Federal of Teachers (AFT). Some issues members discussed are teacher evaluations (in relation to merit pay), teacher training, and education reform. Includes an interview with the AFT president. (MD)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Collective Bargaining, Discipline, Educational Change
McCormick, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1983
Reviews United States Department of Agriculture's school lunch subsidy program, including such problems as delivery of large quantities of certain food types rejected by school children and the expense and inconvenience of subsidy food distribution. Proposes cash equivalency or commodity letters of credit as alternatives to the existing delivery…
Descriptors: Costs, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid
McCormick, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1984
This article urges districts to meet federal regulations and protect students and staff from hazardous asbestos and reviews medical risks, compliance procedures, costs of asbestos removal, consequences of noncompliance, legal ramifications, and contacts for further information. (MJL)
Descriptors: Asbestos, Compliance (Legal), Educational Administration, Educational Facilities Improvement
McCormick, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1983
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) conference called for more time to study merit pay. AFT's interim position that merit pay is not the best way to ensure teacher quality was introduced as part of the education reform package. Nine criteria were outlined for state federations negotiating merit plans. (MD)
Descriptors: Conferences, Elementary Secondary Education, Master Teachers, Merit Pay
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