Published Online: September 25, 2002
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20 years ago ...[SEPT. 29, 1982]

  • The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights proposes a "results-based" approach to enforcing laws governing the education of language-minority children.
  • NEA Today, the National Education Association's tabloid newspaper, makes its debut, providing coverage of politics and pedagogy for the union's 1.6 million members.

10 years ago ... [SEPT. 30, 1992]

  • California becomes the second state to authorize charter schools, despite strong objections from the state teachers' unions.
  • Pupils from the United States outperform their fellow 9-year- olds from nearly every other country in a 32-nation study of reading literacy.
  • A report on the state of urban schools by the Council of the Great City Schools finds that urban students compare "surprisingly well" academically with nonurban students.

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