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Scattergood, Sara Park – American School Board Journal, 1990
A nonprofit program, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, seeks to head off teen pregnancy by exposing elementary school students to the demands of child care. The program combines academic study of pregnancy, child development, and the skills required to be good parents, with monthly classroom visits by a parent and infant. (MLF)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Early Parenthood, Elementary Education, Parenthood Education
Gunter, Mary – American School Board Journal, 1995
A computer-based curriculum program called Computers Helping Instruction and Learning Development (Project CHILD) has been tested in 82 classrooms in 10 elementary schools in Okaloosa County, Florida. As part of a sixth-grade follow-up study, students in Project CHILD had a B average in math and language arts versus a C average for students in a…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Instructional Innovation, Parent Participation
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1995
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, is the site of conflict between the teacher union and the school board. The board has hired Alternative Public Schools, Inc. to manage Turner Elementary School and has given the company permission to hire a new staff at Turner. State legislation may kill the union's court case. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Conflict, Elementary Education, Politics of Education
Saks, Judith Brody – American School Board Journal, 1995
Describes the arrangements in Mount Clemens, Michigan, and Boston, Massachusetts, with the Edison Project. In this public-private partnership, Edison will be responsible for curriculum, facilities management, professional development, personnel, and food service. Cites other school districts considering having Edison schools. A sidebar summarizes…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education
Smith, Jill; And Others – American School Board Journal, 1995
In addition to being a neighborhood school, Stonewall Jackson Elementary is the site of the Dallas, Texas, school system's program for the deaf. Proposes that students' high scores in standardized tests can be attributed to the techniques used for the deaf children that contribute to the success of the other students. (MLF)
Descriptors: Deafness, Elementary Education, Hearing Impairments, Learning Problems
Jones, Rebecca – American School Board Journal, 1994
Children from three elementary schools share what they like and do not like about school. Solicited letters and drawings praised teachers, field trips, and attractive surroundings. An unsolicited letter signed by seven fifth graders complained about yelling teachers and deficiencies in the fun and food departments. (MLH)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Student Attitudes
Mayer, Richard E. – American School Board Journal, 1995
An educational psychologist visited a Japanese fifth-grade mathematics class that was discussing and solving the problem of how to divide two into three parts. Students learned to devise and describe methods for solving mathematics problems and to defend and explain their problem solving. American educators are adapting some methods that the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Excellence in Education
Shedlin, Allan, Jr. – American School Board Journal, 1990
Because of dramatically worsening social conditions, the elementary school must assume new roles and responsibilities. To help children and their families deal with complex social realities, the Elementary School Center in New York City proposes that schools become the locus of advocacy for all children. Two sidebars provide statistics concerning…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Childhood Needs, Elementary Education, Family Problems
Cronin, Barbara W.; Raywid, Mary Anne – American School Board Journal, 1990
Pullout programs are breaking up the self-contained class in elementary schools. A study in New York State disclosed that 94 percent of the teachers surveyed have students involved in remedial pullout programs and 57 percent have students in enrichment pullout programs. Frequent use of pullout programs can have negative effects. (MLF)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Anthony, Margaret – American School Board Journal, 1987
Outlines how an elementary school in Storrs, Connecticut, developed and built its own wooden play structure for the playground. Discusses safety, liability, and risks involved when playground equipment is built by volunteers. (MD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Equipment, Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Standards
Parrish, Carole A. – American School Board Journal, 1989
A Florida school district is changing people's attitudes toward year-round schools. Experience at one elementary school indicates that students are retaining more of what they learn because their education is not interrupted by a long summer break. (MLF)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Benefits, Elementary Education, Retention (Psychology)
Stover, Del – American School Board Journal, 1989
Approximately 600 schools nationwide began the 1989-90 school year on a 12-month calendar, a 20 percent increase over last year. The traditional calendar was designed for an agrarian society and is no longer needed. Year-round schools offer more continuous learning and less learning loss during the summer months. (MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Elementary Education, Enrollment Trends, Year Round Schools
Ramsey, Marl; Rydeen, James E. – American School Board Journal, 1989
Fernbrook Elementary School in Maple Grove, Minnesota, is designed with simplicity and flexibility. Interior walls can be torn down or moved around to accommodate future changes. The prototype design is expected to be used for at least four additional schools. (MLF)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Education, Flexible Facilities
Rist, Marilee C. – American School Board Journal, 1989
The 1979 passive solar design for Meadow Park Elementary School (Irvine, California) was not used until 1986. Architects had incorporated workable energy-saving features that would give a sizable return on the investment. They maximized use of natural light and used solar features (clerestory windows and interior courtyards) to reduce heat…
Descriptors: Building Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Education, Energy Conservation
Johnson, Janice K. – American School Board Journal, 1989
In response to changing school demography, a Phoenix, Arizona, elementary school district made community participation the centerpiece of a new strategic planning process. The superintendent and board set up a broadly representative planning team to identify critical issues in enrollment, funding, curriculum, and personnel. The process is…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Community Involvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Education
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