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Sardo-Brown, Deborah; Rooney, Michael – American School Board Journal, 1992
To assess thinking of parents on year-round education, survey forms were sent to 398 households with children enrolled in elementary school. With 236 of questionnaires returned, only 10 percent favored adopting such a plan whereas 83 percent preferred staying with traditional schedules. Lists arguments in favor and arguments opposed along with…
Descriptors: Community Surveys, Elementary Education, Parent Attitudes, School Schedules
Whitehead, Bruce M.; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1994
The Hellgate Elementary School District (Montana) installed a computer network that connects classrooms, three buildings, and the outside world. The computers are installed in each classroom. Students are achieving higher test scores, and working in pairs has enhanced cooperative learning. Offers advice to other elementary districts about…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Education
Herman, Barry E. – American School Board Journal, 1993
For more than a decade, a principal of a large innercity elementary school in New Haven, Connecticut, convened a committee of parents and school personnel to interview candidates for positions as teachers and aides. About 50 persons were hired using this process, and all the teachers were successful. The interviewing process has since become…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Employment Interviews, Parent Participation, Personnel Selection
Ficklen, Ellen – American School Board Journal, 1988
A recently completed elementary school in Dublin, Ohio, has a 13-acre school-in-a-park locale shared with the community. On evenings and weekends, area residents have access to the school's activities area for a self-contained community center. (MLF)
Descriptors: Community Centers, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Parks, Elementary Education
Rancie, Edward T.; Steinbach, Paul. – American School Board Journal, 1989
The Palos Heights School District, Illinois, eliminated neighborhood elementary schools in favor of a primary (K-2), intermediate (3-5), and middle school (6-8) configuration. Details the strategies for handling public opposition. (MLF)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Education, Hearings, Instructional Program Divisions
Black, Steve; Mele, Tom – American School Board Journal, 1988
At Moreau Elementary School in South Glens Falls, New York, each microcomputer is placed on a tall, heavy-duty cart with shelves. All computer software is stored in the school library. The mobile computer labs and centralized software system have increased the school's instructional use of computers. (MLF)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Elementary Education, Microcomputers, Mobile Laboratories
Rist, Marilee C. – American School Board Journal, 1988
The new Alfred Elementary School in Alfred, Maine, complements the town's typical New England architecture. Behind the traditional facade is a modern school building with classrooms clustered in groups of three. The gymnasium and cafeteria stand together and can be kept open in the evening for community activities. (MLF)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Architectural Programing, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Education
Dombrowski, Richard J. – American School Board Journal, 1988
The small school district of Channahon, Illinois challenged the assessed valuation of a local oil refinery, won the appeal, and negotiated a settlement with the company to stabilize the assessed valuation through 1990. (MLF)
Descriptors: Assessed Valuation, Business, Educational Finance, Elementary Education
DiGeronimo, Joe; Gustafson, George A. – American School Board Journal, 1986
The Ukiah (California) school board offers extended day care in six elementary schools. The program meets the needs of employed parents and has helped maintain enrollment levels in the schools. Highlights from a parent handbook are listed along with ordering directions. (MLF)
Descriptors: Costs, Day Care Centers, Elementary Education, Extended School Day
Natale, Jo Anna – American School Board Journal, 1995
In 1990 two Baltimore, Maryland, schools began an educational experiment. The Barclay School, a public elementary and middle school, won permission to bypass the city's curriculum and adopt the program of the Calvert School, a private elementary school. Test scores and writing skills of Barclay students have improved using the back-to-basics,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Back to Basics, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1999
Recent court decisions have rejected fostering of diversity as a compelling state interest. In a 1999 case (Brewer v West Irondequoit School District), Federal District Judge David Larimer ordered the West Irondequoit Central School District to admit a previously rejected (white) transfer student. Using class, not race, as an admission criterion…
Descriptors: Admission (School), Admission Criteria, Court Litigation, De Facto Segregation
Dwight, Eleanor – American School Board Journal, 1992
The "Success Garden" in central Harlem, New York, is an outdoor learning center sponsored by city agencies and civic organizations. School children helped clear the ground and design and build the park. Offers tips for starting a school garden. (MLF)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Gardens, Landscaping
Provenzo, Eugene F., Jr. – American School Board Journal, 1992
Video games are neither neutral nor harmless but represent very specific social and symbolic constructs. Research on the social content of today's video games reveals that sex bias and gender stereotyping are widely evident throughout the Nintendo games. Violence and aggression also pervade the great majority of the games. (MLF)
Descriptors: Child Development, Childhood Interests, Cultural Influences, Elementary Education
Sailer, Fred – American School Board Journal, 1992
A closed-loop geothermal heating system in a Minnesota school uses the earth's temperature as a counterweight to the extremes of temperature on the surface and in the school. The system is expected to recoup its extra investment in fewer than five years of service. Cites statistics concerning energy management in schools. (MLF)
Descriptors: Climate Control, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Education, Energy Management
Benton, Davis – American School Board Journal, 1992
Six small Arkansas school districts consolidated to improve the quality of education and to give citizens more value for their taxes. Citizens in all six communities approved construction under the same roof of a new elementary school and a new high school. Students' tests scores have improved, the dropout rate has declined, and more graduates are…
Descriptors: Consolidated Schools, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Elementary Education
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