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More cases of measles have been reported in the United States this year than in any year since 1980, the federal Centers for Disease Control has reported.

According to health officials, 10,115 cases of measles have been reported so far this year, nearly five times as many as were reported by this time last year. That is the highest total since 13,430 cases were reported for all of 1980.(See Education Week, March 29, 1989.)

A court-appointed lawyer has recommended that the college transcripts of Houston school administrators be released to a local newspaper.

The Houston school district will await a Sept. 28 district-court hearing before deciding whether to appeal the decision, said Ria Griffin, a district spokesman.

The district has been fighting a lawsuit filed last year by the Houston Chronicle after it was denied access to school administrators' college transcripts. The newspaper sought the records after it reported that between 5 and 25 school administrators had received mail-order degrees from an unaccredited California university. (See Education Week, Sept. 7, 1988.)

The lawyer, Virginia Sanders, recommended that some information, including religion, financial information, names of relatives, high school attended, health information, and results of intelligence tests, remain confidential.

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