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Hendrie, Caroline – Education Week, 2006
This article deals with an initiative embarked upon by the government of France one year after widespread youth violence broke out in many disadvantaged communities in France. The initiative is aimed at adapting its 25-year-old "priority education" program to a landscape that has dramatically changed. The initiative is the centerpiece of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Violence, Educational Change
Hendrie, Caroline – Education Week, 2004
A draft report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education concludes that far too little is known about the prevalence of sexual misconduct by teachers or other school employees, but estimates that millions of children are being affected by it during their school-age years. The report, authored by Charol Shakeshaft, a university-based expert…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Politics of Education, Incidence, Laws
Hendrie, Caroline – Education Week, 2004
Hoping to lend renewed momentum to a movement whose growth has slowed in recent years, charter school leaders are stepping up efforts to enhance their eclectic sector's political and organizational clout. After a series of missteps, a national organization that aims to serve as a unified voice for the nation's roughly 3,000 charter schools is…
Descriptors: National Organizations, Instructional Leadership, Educational Quality, Charter Schools
Hendrie, Caroline – Education Week, 2004
This article reports on the final congressional approval given by the U.S. Senate to a school voucher initiative for the nation's capital. Supporters vowed to have the program up and running by fall, while opponents pledged to do their best to derail it. In a move billed as historic by proponents and disgraceful by critics, the Senate passed the…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Educational Vouchers, Tuition, Private Schools
Hendrie, Caroline – Education Week, 1998
Urban small-school proponents who desire more autonomy find charter schools appealing, since they receive public money but operate independently of the district structure. Others feel that charter schools are a stalking horse for private school vouchers and privatization, part of an attempt to undermine public education, or an abandonment of…
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Charter Schools, Educational Change, Educational Legislation