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Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1988
In three recent cases, courts upheld school officials' decisions to prohibit students' school-based religious activities. Contends that the school boards and courts failed to exercise sufficient care in weighing students' right to engage in private religious activity during free time. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Court Litigation, Federal Courts, High School Students
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 1998
The School of Hope (Pointe Coupee Parish Schools, Louisiana) opened in January 1996 in response to industry's needs for nonprofessional employees. Curriculum is provided by an integrated learning system--35 computers linked to mainframe--that allows students to work on individualized lessons at their own pace. Seventy percent of 120 students are…
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Basic Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, County School Districts
DePaul, Samuel A.; Downing, Camille P. – American School Board Journal, 1998
A Pennsylvania countywide, centralized alternative school called CLASS--Creative Learning Alternatives for Student Success--encourages students to stay in school, master the basic skills, and develop the cooperative attitudes needed for success. Eight districts now participate and enrollment has grown to 73 students in grades 7 through 12. (MLF)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Discipline Policy, High Risk Students, Nontraditional Education
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