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Winkler, Amber M. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Compares views of teachers in Virginia and Vermont toward their state's education accountability system. Finds more differences than similarities. For example, teachers in Vermont believed the state test was just a slice of a larger accountability plan, but to Virginia teachers, it was the majority of the accountability pie. (PKP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 2001
Homework is a battleground for many families. Increasingly, parents are asking their school boards to reconsider the amounts of homework assigned, and administrators are questioning homework quality. A New Jersey district has imposed strict limitations, allowing students more downtime and reading/informal learning opportunities. (MLH)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life
Chidester, Margaret A.; Asplund, Heather – American School Board Journal, 2000
Some board members may not have considered whether e-mail is subject to state statutes ensuring that public business is done publicly. E-mail has great potential for exposing a district to liability. Sample open-meeting and/or public-record laws from several states, including California, Florida, and Virginia, are discussed. (MLH)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Compliance (Legal), Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education
Underwood, Kenneth – American School Board Journal, 1992
Virginia--the only state in the nation to bar school board elections--recently cleared the way for elected boards. Recounts the history of school boards in the state. A map illustrates the 19 states that allow both elected and appointed school boards, according to local option. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Elections, Elementary Secondary Education
Gregory, Ann; Graham, Jim D. – American School Board Journal, 1984
Describes a program promoting academic achievement through quiz competitions between schools in Virginia. Includes descriptions of other programs promoting academic achievement. (MD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Awards, Scholarship, School Community Relationship
Winborne, Claiborne R.; Stainback, George H. – American School Board Journal, 1984
A Virginia district's voluntary teacher incentive program is credited with rewarding excellent performance, encouraging teacher attendance, and being simple to administer. Requirements include few absences, superior teaching evaluations by principal, good standardized test scores, successful evaluation by outside experts, and completion of course…
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives
Kongshem, Lars – American School Board Journal, 1996
Describes the educational program in a Fairfax County, Virginia, juvenile detention center. The center's approach is a combination of "tough love" philosophy, interagency cooperation between the school district and state agencies, and an educational program based on a one-room school house model. (LMI)
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Discipline, Discipline Policy
American School Board Journal, 1997
This special section contains dispatches from the school technology frontier and four feature articles. Lars Kongshem shows how a rural Virginia community connects citizens and schools. Donna Harrington-Lueker describes a North Carolina "virtual high school." Richard J. Coley summarizes a study on school technology effectiveness.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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
Sorenson, Douglas D. – American School Board Journal, 1987
To counter elementary school children's ignorance about farming, a 1981 Agriculture in the Classroom Task Force recommended that states create their own groups and awareness programs. This article describes cooperative efforts between private and public sector organizations in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Oregon, and Virginia. An address and…
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Cooperation, Elementary Education
Sincoff, Martin; Reid, Tom – American School Board Journal, 1975
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Educational Experiments, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education