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Talluto, Rebecca – American School Board Journal, 2001
A Florida community college dean deplores the dual standard for dual-enrollment classes. Nongrading parents commonly assign their kids a 4.0 GPA to meet enrollment qualifications. Although some states require standardized testing for home-schoolers, others lack guidelines for evaluating home-education programs. This attitude must change. (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Admission Criteria, Community Colleges
Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1984
A recent North Carolina school board's decision to dismiss a tenured teacher was upheld by the courts. Florida's statewide competency exam was also supported by a federal court. (MD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Court Litigation, Secondary Education, Teacher Dismissal
Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1984
A decision upholding the constitutionality of Florida's competency exam is reviewed and school boards advised of measures for ensuring fairness and legality in competency testing: a curriculum that teaches the skills tested, adequate remedial instruction, and several chances to take the test. (MJL)
Descriptors: Black Students, Court Litigation, Educational Administration, Educational Discrimination
Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1985
A recent Florida court decision provides an example of a textbook case of an unconstitutionl student search. The key distinction from the "New Jersey vs. TLO" case (a student search found to be constitutional) is that the teacher who searched the students had no reasonable cause. (MD)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Search and Seizure, Secondary Education