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Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1999
Although the U.S. Supreme Court allows students to sue districts (under Title IX) over teacher-student harassment, federal courts have split over peer harassment. In "Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education" (1999), the Supreme Court ruled that students can sue districts for inadequate responses to reported peer sexual harassment. (MLH)
Descriptors: Bullying, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, School Law
Bushweller, Kevin – American School Board Journal, 1999
Roughly 15% of U.S. elementary school principals are working under incentive or performance-pay contracts. Douglas County, Colorado's program, including teachers and administrators, has four components: outstanding performance, skills blocks, group incentive, and district responsibility pay. Bonuses can be major motivators. A sidebar details…
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives, Job Performance
Chase, Elaine; Mutter, David A.; Nichols, W. Randolph – American School Board Journal, 1999
Provides evaluation snapshots of nine programs operated by the Chesapeake (Virginia) Public Schools to illustrate the importance of ongoing program assessment. Advises evaluators to use teamwork, employ a full-time evaluator, utilize consultants as needed, write annual management plans, involve school division administrators, and meet regularly.…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Block Scheduling, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 1999
Describes a South Carolina middle school's wellness program initiated by a home economics teacher. She performed a schoolwide assessment, examined research on risky behaviors, and involved community health and recreation service providers. A research-based program in Newport, Maine, also achieved results. A sidebar summarizes program building…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Health Education
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 1999
Mentoring programs cannot always obliterate deficiencies in adult/child relationships or better student achievement. Two successful programs are the Big Brother/Big Sister program and the Office of Juvenile Justice's Juvenile Mentoring Program. (JUMP). Social support, not social control, is essential. Sidebars contain program tips and selected…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Child Relationship, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1999
In 1992, a high-school student and a math teacher sued the Cleveland Public Schools in Federal District Court, contending that the board's opening prayers violated the establishment clause and the Ohio Constitution. The 6th Circuit Court upheld this suit, saying school-board prayer differs from permissible legislative prayer. (MLH)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Christianity, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
Kohn, Alfie – American School Board Journal, 1999
Supports Linda Darling-Hammond's contention that many adolescent difficulties are not intrinsic, but stem from mismatches between teens' developmental needs and experiences provided by most secondary schools. A depersonalized, punitive, rote-learning ambience cannot meet adolescents' needs for affiliation, autonomy, and cognitive challenges.…
Descriptors: Alienation, Developmental Stages, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement
Meier, Deborah – American School Board Journal, 1999
High school students no longer keep company with the grown-ups they are about to become. Schools and districts have grown exponentially larger, impersonal, and bureaucratic, resembling post offices. Superintendents and boards who know their schools only through media representations or statistics fashion unrealistic policies. Coercion and…
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Boards of Education, Bureaucracy, Democratic Values
Sizer, Theodore R. – American School Board Journal, 1999
Through Michael's eyes, this article illustrates personal disconnections between a good, "invisible" kid and his overworked teachers. Anonymity is the curse of the overloaded, specialized American comprehensive high school. Few teachers can be fully effective when teaching five dozen students. Reallocating instructional resources is…
Descriptors: Faculty Workload, High Schools, Individual Differences, Individualized Instruction
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 1999
Too often, high school is a place that stifles creativity while fostering competition, conformity, intolerance, and the mean-spiritedness reflected in society. Students do not feel welcome and are caught in a developmental holding pattern. Proactive community-building efforts in Wisconsin and Colorado high schools are described. (MLH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community, Competition, Creativity
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 1999
Caring and compassionate teachers can engage sullen, uncooperative students by inviting them on learning journeys that utilize various abilities and intelligences. The best teachers help students as they struggle to understand both core concepts and answers to essential questions. Two teachers' innovative strategies are described. (MLH)
Descriptors: Geology, Geometry, High Schools, Student Motivation
Gill, David – American School Board Journal, 1999
Why do good ideas created and promulgated by bright, dedicated people have no significant, lasting effects on teaching? The answer: reformers meddle in trained teachers' everyday practice--educating students. Few professions take kindly to laypersons forcing reforms in their practices. Any school-restructuring initiative must include teachers in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Schools, Instructional Improvement, Portfolio Assessment
Marzano, Robert J.; Kendall, John S.; Gaddy, Barbara B. – American School Board Journal, 1999
The Mid Continent Regional Educational Laboratory polled 2,500 adults about what schools should teach, based on the McREL Standards database. If a curriculum were designed based on this survey, all health, technology, and work-skills standards would be included. All arts, foreign language, or historical understanding standards would be excluded.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Public Opinion
Rose, Allen D. – American School Board Journal, 1992
A Kentucky school district accepted a challenge to make computers and computer-assisted instruction available to all the district's students. Creative partnerships with businesses and searches for federal, state, and local grants helped raise the funds for technology in education. (MLF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Centers, Educational Technology, Fund Raising
Cozza, Richard J., Jr. – American School Board Journal, 1992
The Ashtabula County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities in Ohio has developed an alternative to arbitration. The local conciliation committee, composed of representatives of both management and labor, plus a nonvoting, objective adviser, is a third level in the grievance procedure. Benefits include resolution of conflicts…
Descriptors: Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, Committees, Cost Effectiveness
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