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Two fixtures of educational publishing are celebrating centennials this year.

The American School Board Journal and Instructor magazine both produced special issues in January highlighting 100 years of continuous publication.

As a monthly feature in its centennial year, the American School Board Journal plans to run a series of essays by well-known Americans on educational themes. The January essay gives Lee Iacocca's views on year-round schooling. Also featured are excerpts from the memoirs of the magazine's founding publisher, William George Bruce.

Instructor's centennial edition focuses on historical milestones and developments over the past century and includes the responses of notables in the field who were asked to give their views on instruction in the future.

The Journal is published by the National School Boards Association. Instructor has since 1989 been published by Scholastic Inc.

A quarterly journal addressing "cutting edge" issues in education administration released its inaugural issue last month.

The Journal of School Leadership is an independent publication created by an editorial board of university specialists and established to provide a forum for exchanging ideas, research, and practical applications.

The first issue features essays on such subjects as administrator training, state-government influence, and forging successful collaborations between school districts and universities.

One-year subscriptions are $65; contact Technomic Publishing Company Inc., 851 New Holland Ave., Box 3535, Lancaster, Pa. 17604.

Teachers interested in framing a lesson plan with a global perspective may wish to try out Earthpost, a new classroom newspaper to be published three times a year.

Created by a former editor of the unicef publication Action for Children, Earthpost aims to help students make connections between world events, other cultures, and their own lives. It also comes with a lesson-plan booklet that contains reproducible maps, resource listings, and teaching strategies that relate to each issue's topics.

Written by journalists and social-science teachers, each issue will explore a chosen theme, emphasizing the cultural, environmental, and historical aspects of a particular region of the world. Related stories pertaining to science, ethics, and general knowledge will be included.

Subscriptions are $2.75 each; a minimum order of 15 is required. For sample copies, send $2 plus postage and handling to Earthpost, 163 Amsterdam Ave., Suite 381, New York, N.Y. 10023.--skg

Vol. 10, Issue 23

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