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Cutler, Marilyn H. – American School Board Journal, 1972
Describes the design of Lowell, Indiana, High School. (JF)
Descriptors: Building Design, Building Innovation, Building Plans, School Construction
Constandse, William J. – American School Board Journal, 1972
Descriptors: Budgeting, Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Credit (Finance)
Fleshman, R. Curtis – American School Board Journal, 1972
Descriptors: After School Programs, Contracts, Court Litigation, Premium Pay
Natale, Jo Anna – American School Board Journal, 1995
In 1990 two Baltimore, Maryland, schools began an educational experiment. The Barclay School, a public elementary and middle school, won permission to bypass the city's curriculum and adopt the program of the Calvert School, a private elementary school. Test scores and writing skills of Barclay students have improved using the back-to-basics,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Back to Basics, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 1995
An estimated 4,000 members of the politically active fundamentalist Christian Coalition organization met in September 1995. The two-day convention featured speeches from prominent conservative politicians. Ralph Reed, executive director, touched upon the Coalition's growing emphasis on local politics, especially school boards. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Change Strategies, Conservatism
American School Board Journal, 1995
A pull-out desk reference of key school statistics, this 11th annual edition provides key indicators of school performance and progress in areas such as test scores and educational technology, school construction and school bond issues, demographic profiles of school board members and school administrators, and education indicators by region and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Characteristics, Boards of Education, Educational Assessment
Jacobson, Linda – American School Board Journal, 1996
Education standards are left to the discretion of individual states. However, efforts to help states and local school districts define world-class standards are intensifying. The U.S. Department of Education, the National Education Goals Panel, and New Standards, a partnership of 17 states and 6 school districts, are among those involved. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment
Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1996
A recent case from Maine shows why public officials must resist the urge to retaliate against employees who voice criticism. Employers must be able to prove they would have made the same adverse personnel decision, documented with detailed and credible explanations for the action, no matter what the employee said. (MLF)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Freedom of Speech, Nontenured Faculty
Harrington-Lueker, Donna – American School Board Journal, 1996
Privatization pioneer Education Alternatives Inc. (EAI) has lost contracts to manage schools in Baltimore, Maryland, and Hartford, Connecticut. EAI's backers claim the lost contracts are proof of an entrenched bureaucracy. Others fault the contracts for lack of specificity about roles, responsibilities, payments, and outcomes. (MLF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Private Sector, Privatization, Public Schools
Canny, Marie C. – American School Board Journal, 1996
An alternative high school program operates at a shopping center in Northern Virginia. Landmark Career Academy is a partnership between the Fairfax County Schools, a private organization that helps fund school-to-work programs, and Landmark Mall. So far, academy students are earning better grades than they did in their traditional high school…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, High School Students, High Schools, Nontraditional Education
Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1996
The Federal District Court ruled in favor of the Chapel Hill, North Carolina, school board's requirement that, as a condition for graduation, each student must perform 50 hours of unpaid community service. (MLF)
Descriptors: Community Services, Court Litigation, Federal Courts, Graduation Requirements
Arnold, Josh – American School Board Journal, 1996
Entrepreneurship is helping balance the budget for the Gloucester, Massachusetts, schools. The school district has taken over management of an indoor ice hockey rink, is running concessions on two city beaches, and started its own school bus company. (MLF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ice Hockey, Public Schools, School Buses
Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1996
Last year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled in "Davis" that a student can sue for damages if school officials know a student is being sexually harassed but fail to intervene. (MLF)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, Legal Responsibility
Thomas, Doug – American School Board Journal, 1996
A rural Minnesota district school board unanimously approved a charter school. Several considerations led to the approval for Minnesota New Country School: greater emphasis on technology and more community involvement. In addition, the board saw the plan as a potential model for nontraditional instruction and administrative strategies. (MLF)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Change Strategies, Charter Schools, Educational Innovation
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 1999
In "Cedar Rapids Community School District v. Garret F.," the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that severely disabled students have a right to health services supporting their education. The decision, which clarifies the extent of medical services required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, will prove expensive for school…
Descriptors: Costs, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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