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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has elected five new members to serve three-year terms on its board of directors.

The new members are Roseann K. Bentley, the immediate past president of the National Association of State Boards of Education; Linda Darling-Hammond, a professor of curriculum and teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University; Lois Distad, a reading teacher at Bar Nunn (Wyo.) Elementary School; Barbara J. Firestone, a teacher at McCollom Elementary School in Wichita, Kan. ;and Sharon C. Mahoe, president of the Hawaii State Teachers Association.

The 63-member national board is developing a national certification system to identify accomplished teachers. It expects to launch is first assessments in 1993.


A special committee of the National Collegiate Athletic Association has recommended major changes in the process by which colleges and universities are investigated for alleged recruiting and scholarship infractions.

The panel, led by former U.S. Solicitor General Rex Lee, called for the use of hearing officers to determine facts and recommend penalties to the N.C.A.A.'s committee on infractions. The committee also recommended opening investigation hearings to the public.

The panel's major recommendations must be approved by the membership of the N.C.A.A. at its meeting in January.


A nationwide chain of photocopying stores has agreed to stop producing and selling anthologies of published materials without copyright permission.

The agreement, announced Oct. 17, brings to an end a long-running legal dispute between Kinko's Graphics Corporation and eight publishers joined by the Association of American Publishers.

A federal court in March upheld the publishers' contention that Kinko's had infringed on their copyright by photocopying unauthorized excerpts from published materials and compiling them into course anthologies to be sold to college and university students.

Kinko's also agreed not to appeal the ruling and to pay the publishers' nearly $1.9 million in damages and legal fees. .

Vol. 11, Issue 10, Page 2

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