October 02, 2002 1 min read

20 years ago ... [OCT. 6, 1982]

  • U.S. Secretary of Education Terrel H. Bell tells a House education panel that he plans to withdraw controversial changes the Reagan administration had proposed making in special education regulations.
  • Leaders from business, higher education, and civic organizations join with public school leaders in Boston to sign the Boston Compact, committing the schools to produce better-educated graduates and the community to hiring them.

10 years ago ... [Oct. 7, 1992]

  • Teachers return to work in Detroit after a 27-day strike, dropping their opposition to the district’s “empowerment” program, which gives schools the authority to waive contract provisions.