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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
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1999
The recent decision of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in "Miller," based on the school district's interest in preventing possible abuse, gave legal support for random, suspiciousless drug testing of students. Contends this is a "slippery slope" argument, that the key factor in deciding whether to adopt a policy of random drug testing should…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Court Litigation, Drug Use Testing, Elementary Secondary Education
Miller, John K. – American School Board Journal, 1998
In August 1995, a young football player died as a result of heat exhaustion suffered on the first day of football practice in Arkansas. Spurred by this tragedy, the district made some changes that every school district with an athletic program should consider. These include using a heat-stress monitor; abandoning the practice of group physical…
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Athletics, Football
American School Board Journal, 1985
Findings from three studies indicate that the average student is remarkably unquestioning and that the school day is fragmented. The "shopping mall" high school that lets students do their own choosing may be an abdication of the school's responsibility to advise and challenge every student. (MLF)
Descriptors: Apathy, Board of Education Policy, Educational Environment, High Schools
Castallo, Richard – American School Board Journal, 1985
If school boards do not forbid an overseas trip by students and teachers, they should formally approve the trip, check the school insurance policy, and--if necessary--buy an insurance rider to meet the legal responsibility they would face in court should there be a mishap. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Insurance, Legal Responsibility, Secondary Education
Myres, John – American School Board Journal, 1985
Describes the characteristics and benefits of a policy adopted by the school board of the Placer Union High School District in Auburn, California, requiring all teachers to provide written orientation materials covering class procedures to all students each year. (PGD)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Orientation Materials, School Orientation, Secondary Education
Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1985
Reviews a Pennsylvania higher court decison in which a student sued the school board for reducing her grades as punishment for misconduct during a school outing. The court found in the student's favor. The punishment must fit the crime. (MD)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Court Litigation, Discipline Policy, Grading
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, 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
Nolte, M. Chester – American School Board Journal, 1985
When considering student expulsion, it is important to keep complete records of all hearings and proceedings. Reviewed is a recent Pennsylvania court case in which a board decision to expel two students was overturned in the courts because no hearing records were kept. (MD)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Due Process
Harrington-Lueker, Donna – American School Board Journal, 1989
The Supreme Court's past and expected future rulings on abortion cases will add controversy and costs to schools. Estimates the costs of teenage pregnancy; reviews the legal history of abortion; and offers guidelines on how schools can help reduce teenage pregnancy. (MLF)
Descriptors: Abortions, Court Litigation, Federal Courts, Parent Participation
Cameron, S. L. – American School Board Journal, 1987
Describes a "mutual benefit" arrangement that expanded the school-business partnership model. Westfall Secondary School and an industrial operation in Owen Sound Ontario, Canada, linked their strengths and needs to offer students actual work and project experiences and to give the company useful information, services, and adult basic…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries, School Business Relationship
Haberman, Martin; Quinn, Lois M. – American School Board Journal, 1986
Offers 11 recommendations (based on the success of vocational training programs established at Wisconsin's Ethan Allen and Lincoln Hills correctional high schools) for establishing a curriculum that meets problem students' needs. (IW)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Correctional Education, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills
Eckenrod, James; Wheeler, Carl – American School Board Journal, 1987
To give at-risk teenagers the best chance for high school graduation and further schooling or employment, Baltimore schools created Student Adventures in Learning (SAIL), a remedial computer-assisted instruction program. Over 100 eighth graders identified as potential dropouts instead improved academically and made secure transitions to high…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropouts, High Risk Students
Dewey, James H. – American School Board Journal, 1985
An Illinois high school provided an innovative, low-cost solution to decorating the hallways of the school. It set up a committee of students and staff who decided on designs, then used supervised students to do mural paintings in the halls. (MD)
Descriptors: Art, Cooperation, Design, Educational Environment