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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
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
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 1997
Discusses issues in school "pay-to-play" policies, the charging of fees for sports or other extracurricular activities, as a fund-raising strategy in response to budget shortfalls. Fees sometimes discourage economically disadvantaged students from participating and place pressure on parents. (LMI)
Descriptors: Athletics, Educational Finance, Extracurricular Activities, Fees