People News Briefs
James Jackson, the principal of Cuyahoga Heights (Ohio) High School, is back on the job.
Mr. Jackson was suspended last month after he and other enthusiastic football fans poured onto the field after the school's team scored a game-tying touchdown.
The celebration led referees to penalize Cuyahoga Heights 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct. The penalty cost the team the game and almost cost Mr. Jackson his job.
At an emergency meeting, school board members placed Mr. Jackson on administrative leave for 10 days without pay. Mr. Jackson will remain on probation for the rest of the school year.
Marian Wright Edelman, the founder of the Children's Defense Fund, has been chosen to receive the JCPenny Juanita Kreps Award. The award was named for the educator and economist Juanita Kreps, who was the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Don Davies has received the 1994 International Achievement Award from the National Coalition for Parental Involvement in Education. The coalition is working with the U.S. Education Department to involve families and communities in education. Mr. Davies is a professor of education at Boston University and is a co-director of the Center on Families, Communities, Schools, and Children's Learning. Richard Sterling has been named the executive director of the National Writing Project, a teacher-centered writing program based at the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Sterling is the founder and former director of the New York City Writing Project.
The Institute for Educational Leadership has elected James Renier to chair its board of directors. Mr. Renier is the former chairman and c.e.o. of Honeywell Inc. The Washington-based institute is a nonprofit organization that encourages leaders and their institutions to cooperate to improve education. Á The National Association of Gifted Children has created an education fund to honor Nicholas Green, the 7-year-old Bodega Bay, Calif., boy who was shot and killed by car bandits during a family visit to Italy in September. The Nicholas Green Education Fund will assist parents and teachers in insuring gifted and talented youths receive an education that will allow them to reach their full potential.
--Adrienne D. Coles
Vol. 14, Issue 11