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Natale, Jo Anna – American School Board Journal, 1999
Minnie Howard School, just outside Washington, D.C., caters exclusively to 14-year olds. Started seven years ago to relieve enrollment pressures, the school protects its 747 9th graders from typical high-school pressures and has reduced suspension and truancy, enrolled more kids in honors classes, and enticed privately educated students back to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Dropout Prevention, Grade 9, Intervention
Natale, Jo Anna – American School Board Journal, 1992
Profiles successful magnet arts schools in New Orleans, Prince George's County (Maryland), and Denver and provides guidelines for school board members desiring to open schools of the arts. Board members are urged to garner support, find a suitable location, build a staff, decide on format and enrollment method, and develop partnerships with local…
Descriptors: Community Support, Financial Support, Fine Arts, Magnet Schools
Natale, Jo Anna – American School Board Journal, 1995
Abstinence education is receiving increased attention as a way of preventing both teen pregnancy and risky sexual behavior. Effective sex education programs provide basic information about the risks of unprotected intercourse and also address the social influences on sexual behavior. Sidebars contain student comments. (MLF)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Change Strategies, Contraception, Pregnant Students