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Andrews, Hans A.; Davis, Jackie – American School Board Journal, 2003
The dual-credit course option, in which classes are held at a nearby university or community college, is an exceptional marriage between secondary schools, community colleges, and some universities. Describes four types of dual-credit options between Olney Central College, Illinois, and participating high schools. (MLF)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Dual Enrollment
Frost, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses four initiatives proposed by the Alliance for Excellent Education ( to improve student success in high school. Involves adolescent literacy, teacher and principal quality, college preparation, and smaller learning communities. Argues for more federal investment in secondary schools. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Effectiveness, College Preparation, Federal Aid
Hurwitz, Nina; Hurwitz, Sol – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes challenges facing College Board's efforts to expand Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses to provide equal access to previously underserved low-performing urban and rural school students while maintaining the program's high academic standards. Includes list of strategies school boards can use to achieve greater access to A.P. courses while…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Placement Programs, Board of Education Role, Curriculum Problems
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2003
This article discusses the Equal Access Act (EAA) as it pertains to high-school student clubs. It raises basics questions about EAA: What does "equal" mean? What level of access is required? Does the First Amendment's free-speech clause offer broader protection to student clubs than the EAA? (WFA)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Civil Rights, Clubs, Court Litigation
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2002
Reviews selected research on the benefits of student involvement in extracurricular activities, especially in small schools. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Extracurricular Activities, Life Satisfaction
Stover, Del – American School Board Journal, 2001
Originally marketed as a personal organizer for mobile business executives and ardent technophiles, the handheld computer is beginning to catch educators' notice. A handful of school districts are piloting large-scale use of these portable devices, ranging in price from $149 to $450. (MLH)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Discovery Learning, Hands on Science
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
McGiboney, Garry – American School Board Journal, 2001
In 1999, the De Kalb (Georgia) Truancy School was created, with cooperation from the county board of education, the superintendent, and the county juvenile court. The school gives chronically truant students an educational setting focused on their individual circumstances and needs. Average daily attendance for 51 students is 97 percent. (MLH)
Descriptors: Attendance, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2000
In a case involving use of physical force against a misbehaving eighth grader, a federal court judge concluded that the teacher's conduct did not violate the student's due-process rights, after applying the "shock the conscience" test. However, the case proceeded to trial, since district policy supported such force. (MLH)
Descriptors: Corporal Punishment, Court Litigation, Due Process, Grade 8
Flanigan, Robin L. – American School Board Journal, 2000
Advocates embrace high-tech security measures as necessary to avoid Columbine-style massacres. Critics contend that school systems can go overboard, making students feel less safe and too closely scrutinized. Current electronic, biometric, and computer-mapping devices and school applications are discussed. Vendors are listed. (MLH)
Descriptors: Electronic Equipment, Privacy, School Security, Secondary Education
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2000
At the same time their biological systems program them for later sleep and waking times, adolescents' schedules and lifestyles keep them from getting a healthy amount of sleep. Although a few schools have altered their schedules, most are confounded by costs and contractual complications. Minnesota schools are leaders. (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, School Schedules, Secondary Education
Austin, Elizabeth – American School Board Journal, 2000
To fight rampant consumerism (Martha Stewart Inc.), reduce the divorce rate, prevent cancer and heart disease, and ensure domestic tranquility, educators should bring back home economics. Workers must put more energy into the home front, and we must begin teaching our children how to live well on less. (MLH)
Descriptors: Cooking Instruction, Daily Living Skills, Divorce, Educational Benefits
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 2000
The issue of state-imposed standards and high-stakes tests for graduation and promotion has polarized communities and school boards. Lawsuits have arisen in Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, Indiana, and California. Although opinion polls still strongly support standards and accountability, a backlash is spreading in some districts. (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Court Litigation, Dropouts, Grade Repetition
Halbig, Wolfgang W. – American School Board Journal, 2000
Schools and communities must break the adolescent code of silence concerning threats of violence. Schools need character education stressing courage, caring, and responsibility; regular discussions of the school discipline code; formal security discussions with parents; 24-hour hotlines; and protocols for handling reports of potential violence.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Crime, Peer Relationship, Prevention
Gottfredson, Gary D. – American School Board Journal, 1983
Based on research concerning school crime conducted at 600 public secondary schools, boards of education are advised to consider changes in school organization that would result in smaller schools; make school rules that are clear, firmly enforced, and equitably administered; and speak out against community conditions that perpetuate social…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Board of Education Policy, Community Characteristics, Crime Prevention
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