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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
Sellers, Jim – American School Board Journal, 1978
Elementary schools that feed students after recess instead of before have reduced student discipline problems and food waste. (IRT)
Descriptors: Discipline, Elementary Education, Lunch Programs, Program Descriptions
Meighan, Shirley – American School Board Journal, 1985
Adapting teaching materials and strategies to the learning preferences of each child can make a difference in how well and how much students learn. Steps in introducing strategies based on learning styles into an elementary school are described, and recommendations are provided for initiating a learning styles program. (TE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education
Simpson, Grant W. – American School Board Journal, 1997
To help recruit African American and Hispanic teachers, Southwest Texas State University started a program in 1992 called Enhancing Diversity in Teaching. Funded by a foundation and the Texas Education Association, the program provides university scholarships for paraprofessionals working with bilingual, Chapter 1, migrant, or special-education…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Black Teachers, Elementary Education, Higher Education
Kinneavy, Catherine A. – American School Board Journal, 1980
Describes the process by which one person went about creating an orchestra program in the Norman, Oklahoma school system. (IRT)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Music Education, Orchestras, Program Descriptions
Thompson, Margery – American School Board Journal, 1979
Describes programs in four of Milwaukee's specialty schools--a school for the gifted and talented, one for the creative arts, one for foreign languages, and one emphasizing the basics. (IRT)
Descriptors: Art Education, Basic Skills, Elementary Education, FLES
Thompson, Margery – American School Board Journal, 1978
The Essential Learning Skills television project is a series of 60 quarter-hour programs for the fifth and sixth grades being produced by the Agency for Instructional Television for a consortium of Canadian and American education organizations. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Program Descriptions