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Harrington-Lueker, Donna – American School Board Journal, 1997
Teachers at Pawtucket, Rhode Island, schools are developing a new approach to Title I, the federal program for disadvantaged students. Included are high academic standards, ongoing professional development, and developing a long-range plan. A sidebar lists web sites that offer information on Title I programs, especially effective schoolwide…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educationally Disadvantaged
Harrington-Lueker, Donna – American School Board Journal, 1993
The growing field of profit-making public-school management represents a way to begin school reform and save money. Educational Alternatives, Inc. has an agreement to manage eight elementary schools and one middle school in Baltimore, Maryland; and Whittle Communications, Inc. plans to seek contracts to manage existing public school programs. (MLF)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools
Harrington-Lueker, Donna – American School Board Journal, 1991
The unprecedented increase of measles and rising incidence of mumps, rubella, and whooping cough signal a serious breakdown in the nation's childhood immunization system. California now operates on a no-shot, no-school policy. Prohibitive costs for low income families exacerbate the problem. Uniform guidelines for preschool and day care programs…
Descriptors: Child Health, Costs, Elementary Education, Guidelines
Harrington-Lueker, Donna – American School Board Journal, 1991
"Impressions," a K-6 reading series that is a lavishly illustrated anthology of fairy tales, poems, and classic children's literature has been the target of conservative religious groups. Other books and programs have also been actively opposed. School boards need sound policies for dealing with challenges to the curriculum and the…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Censorship, Curriculum, Elementary Education