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Hurwitz, Sol – American School Board Journal, 2001
The urban school systems of four nontraditional superintendents (Harold Levy, Roy Romer, Paul Vallas, and Alan Bersin) include the nation's three largest (New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago) districts and San Diego. Some of these chief executives are managing more successfully than others; all four are facing difficult obstacles. (MLH)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrator Characteristics, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Joiner, Lottie L. – American School Board Journal, 2001
A transient lifestyle, combined with emotional and behavior problems, often precipitates foster children's poor academic performance. Cooperation with child welfare workers is essential, as shown by the success rate of California's Foster Youth Services, Seattle's private social-service agency Treehouse, and New York City's Safe and Smart program.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Agency Cooperation, Behavior Problems, Child Welfare
Hurwitz, Sol – American School Board Journal, 1999
New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's recent private-school voucher proposal has strained his close collaboration with Chancellor Rudolf F. Crew. Shackled by its immensity and complexity, the system has too many failing schools and students. Higher Regents standards, disappearing principal tenure, and lagging school repairs may further erode public…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education
Natale, Jo Anna – American School Board Journal, 1991
Although estimating how many school districts offered early retirement plans during 1990-91 is difficult, the practice is fairly widespread and is generally initiated by states, not local school districts. Early retirement options (an alternative to massive layoffs) were offered teachers and administrators in New York City, Washington, D.C.,…
Descriptors: Administrators, Early Retirement, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Exigency
Mitchell, Anne W. – American School Board Journal, 1990
According to one survey, good elementary schools have a strong sense of purpose and are committed to teamwork and staff development. A school board can instigate major improvements by developing a clearly stated policy affirming district commitment to sound early childhood education practices. A sidebar summarizes five characteristics of good…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Change Strategies, Developmental Programs, Early Childhood Education
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1995
Recognizing youth violence as a major public health issue, the National Centers for Disease Control in 1993 launched an $11 million effort to evaluate 15 violence-prevention programs used in U.S. schools. The schools will evaluate programs, using various criteria. "ASBJ" examined programs in five urban areas, highlighting major emphases,…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Costs, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention
Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1997
Discusses one of two June 1997 rulings on church/state separation issued by the U.S. Supreme Court. In "Agostini v. Felton," the Court reversed an earlier decision ("Aguilar v. Felton") upholding a New York City taxpayer group's claims that a Title I program's employment of public school teachers in private/parochial schools…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Private School Aid
American School Board Journal, 1974
No longer will New York City elementary school children be promoted to the next grade, even though they are known to be over two years behind grade level in reading. (Author)
Descriptors: Age Grade Placement, Elementary Schools, Grade Repetition, Reading Ability
Bard, Bernard – American School Board Journal, 1974
A New York City school superintendent is accused of pushing white educators out of the schools by harassment and intimidation and then filling their jobs on the grounds of ethnic group. (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Board of Education Policy, Minority Groups, Racial Discrimination