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Colgan, Craig – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes charter education program at the Moraine Elementary School in Northville, Michigan, named a National School of Character in 2002 by the Washington, D.C.-based Character Education Partnership. (PKP)
Descriptors: Character Education, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools
Mathews, Gary; Peckron, Kathy J.; Rhomberg, Tamara Jo – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes Rockwood (Missouri) School District's successful reading-intervention program for a diverse population of K-5 students with reading difficulties. (PKP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Early Intervention, Elementary Education, Reading Difficulties
Allen, Jocelyn M.; Allen, Leo D. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes innovative New Mexico basic-skills tutoring program (The Scholars Club) that provides classroom teachers extra time to teach elementary students who need help. Program is funded solely from corporate gifts, foundation grants, and individual donations. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Innovation, Teacher Student Relationship, Time Factors (Learning)
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2002
Virtual museums focus on a specific curriculum theme and showcase electronic museum-type collections such as artifacts, paintings, photographs, numerous databases, and Web links to resources around the world. Museums of all types include vital teaching tools that help students make discoveries and form connections with the past, present, and…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Instructional Innovation, Museums
Moats, Louisa C. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Summarizes several key findings of National Reading Panel report that identified scientifically credible research on reading instruction. For example, explicit instruction in phonemic awareness improves a child's reading and spelling skills. Recommends that school districts commit resources for teacher professional development to capitalize on…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Research
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 2001
Dodgeball, whose object is eliminating opponents by walloping them with rubber balls, brings out some kids' competitive sprit and others' fear of recess. Schools in Utah, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania are banning the game from physical education classes because it promotes bullying and discourages some children from exercising. (MLH)
Descriptors: Bullying, Competition, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2001
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than 1 million children ages 5 and under are afflicted with unsafe amounts of lead. Schools can be a source of lead poisoning. Other sources include playgrounds near freeways, playground equipment, contaminated soil, and technology rooms with lead-bearing supplies. Sidebars…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Health Conditions, Health Materials
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2001
More sets of twins will probably show up in classrooms, since the "twinning rate" has risen from 23 per 1,000 in 1990 to 27 per thousand in 1997. School policies that separate twins from kindergarten on may not be in kids' best interest. Language and environmental factors are discussed. (MLH)
Descriptors: Biology, Elementary Education, Emotional Development, Language Acquisition
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 2001
Contradicting advocates' testimonials, the Alliance for Children wants a moratorium on adding more computers in elementary schools until research discovers how computer use affects young children. The alliance claims that computers and their entertaining software stifle creativity and distract children from each other, from adults, and from play.…
Descriptors: Child Development, Computer Uses in Education, Creativity, Developmental Stages
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2001
Of all art forms, dance is experienced least and considered low-priority. Art educators and the NAEP's arts education framework view dance as essential for every child's complete development. The National Dance Association has set high standards. Baltimore and South Bronx programs are profiled. (MLH)
Descriptors: Art Education, Attendance, Child Development, Dance
Stauss, Julie – American School Board Journal, 2001
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently introduced a tool kit, "Changing the Scene," to help school personnel and community leaders change attitudes toward health and nutrition in public schools. The kit provides information on how the school environment affects children's eating and physical activity. (MLH)
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Elementary Education, Environmental Influences, Habit Formation
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2000
Children should learn foreign languages during a window of opportunity that is widest until about age 10. After that, the window closes on the speech sounds of a new language, and it becomes more difficult to acquire native or near-native speech while learning a foreign language. (MLH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Elementary Education, Language Proficiency, Readiness
Morgan, Jill; Ashbaker, Betty Y.; Forbush, David – American School Board Journal, 2000
Recently, one southeastern Idaho school's special-education aides were upgraded to paraprofessional status. All 28 para-educators are women, have at least a high-school diploma, and have job descriptions specifying what they should know and accomplish in the classroom. Training and compensation particulars are discussed. (MLH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2000
In a Georgia case involving a strip-searched class of fifth- graders to locate some missing money ($26), a Federal Court judge concluded the searches were unreasonable. Although students won the constitutionality battle, they lost the war over liability and injunctive relief in a subsequent decision. (MLH)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Elementary Education, Grade 5
Mann, Dale; Shakeshaft, Charol; Kottkamp, Robert; Becker, Jonathan – American School Board Journal, 2000
A study to determine effects of Lightspan Partnership Inc.'s interactive materials on student achievement in a Denver- area elementary school revealed higher reading and math test scores for Lightspan schools, compared to control schools. This serious play curriculum, assisted by parents, benefited neediest kids most. (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Software, Elementary Education, Interactive Video
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