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John I. Goodlad, author of the well-known study A Place Called School and professor of education at the University of Washington, has been named president-elect of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Mr. Goodlad is also director of the National Network for Educational Renewal, a coalition of school-university partnerships that is examining school-improvement strategies and teacher education.

He will begin his one-year term in office in March 1989. His election was announced last week at aacte's annual meeting.

Aacte members last week also honored Edward Stanley, a pioneer in educational programming for television.

The 85-year-old Mr. Stanley, who received a special award from the association, was the creative force behind "Continental Classroom," a series of nationally televised courses begun in 1958 on a broad range of subjects including atomic physics, chemistry, and American government. More than 300 colleges and universities granted credit for the courses, which were broadcast on NBC-tv.

Charlotte Frank, a nationally prominent educator who for the past nine years has served as executive director of the division of curriculum and instruction in the New York City Public Schools, has been named vice president for educational publishing at the McGraw-Hill Book Company.

In her new job, Ms. Frank, a 25-year veteran of the New York City school system, will prepare a study on the future of testing and examine the way new technologies can help in the development of "customized" textbooks and tests.

Ms. Frank's deputy, Pearl Warner, has been named interim executive director of the curriculum division.

Ed Argenbright, Montana's state superintendent of education, has announced that he will not run for a third term.

First elected in 1980, Mr. Argenbright, a Republican, said his decision was based on personal considerations and the need to devote his full energies to the search for a new school-funding formula.

Montana's school-finance system was recently held to be unconstitutional by a federal district court. Mr. Argenbright said new funding methods were more likely to be developed through thoughtful study than in the heat of an election campaign.

"When the legislature convenes in 1989, we will need to have options," he said, "and by removing myself from the rigors of a campaign I will be able to devote my energies to developing viable options."

Aside from spending more time with his family, Mr. Argenbright said he had no other specific plans for the future.

Several candidates are seeking his office: Andy Vendolah, a local schools superintendent, will carry the Republican banner; Nancy Keenan, a teacher and state representative, will be the Democratic hopeful.

Frank B. Brouillet, who has served for the last 16 years as Washington State's superintendent for public instruction, has also announced that he will not seek reelection.

"It's been a great 16 years and I believe the educational system in the state, except for the tax system, which denies more money to schools, is in good shape," Mr. Brouillet said, "so it's time to pass the gavel."

He has no immediate plans, he said, but is considering teaching, research, or running for another elective office after 1988.

Joan B. Kroc, widow of the founder of the McDonald's hamburger chain, has donated $232,769 to a Tennessee school system to help a 12-year-old hemophiliac who is carrying the aids virus.

Terry Webber, superintendent of Anderson County Schools in Clinton, Tenn., said Mrs. Kroc offered the money this month after reading a local newspaper account of DeWayne Mowery, a child who does not have aids but carries the virus. DeWayne's parents withdrew him from Lake City Middle School last year because of parents' protests, and he now is tutored by a teacher in a separate classroom.

The newspaper account also told of the school system's $425,000 deficit, which was forcing officials to consider teacher cutbacks--including the job of DeWayne's tutor, Angela Gee.

Mrs. Kroc, who said she was concerned only with the financial problems directly affecting the students, donated the $232,769 to make sure the school did not cut Ms. Gee's position, as well as those of a nurse hired for an aids education program and several special-education teachers. She also said she wanted to help with transportation costs for students.

Mrs. Kroc also awarded Ms. Gee with the Joan Kroc Foundation Star Award and a check for $10,000 for her work with DeWayne. The boy's parents received $1,000 and an invitation to the opening of the San Diego Padres baseball season in the spring, where DeWayne will throw the first ball.

Mrs. Kroc, who owns the San Diego Padres, is the largest single stockholder of the McDonald's Corporation.

Vol. 07, Issue 22

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