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To ensure that some of the students most at risk in the nation can complete their education, the National Women's Law Center has published a book detailing strategies for assisting pregnant and parenting teens.

Goals 2000 and Pregnant and Parenting Teens: Making Education Attainable for Everyone outlines recommendations for helping these students realize the ambitions framed in the federal Goals 2000 act.

It also offers guidelines for complying with federal laws, such as the nondiscrimination provisions of Title IX and the School-to-Work Opportunities Act.

Written in collaboration with the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Association of State Boards of Education, the $12 book is available from the National Women's Law Center, Attn: Goals 2000 and Pregnant and Parenting Teens, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20036.

A new series of booklets offers teachers, parents, and school officials more practical information about promoting gender equity in schools and communities.

Published by the Women's Educational Equity ACT Publishing Center, the new series, Equity in Education, includes Gender Stereotypes: The Links to Violence and Gender-Fair Math.

In addition to giving an overview of important equity issues, the booklets offer strategies for identifying and responding to gender bias as well as activities for K-12 classrooms.

For more information about the $13 series, call (800) 225-3088.

After traveling the globe twice in 18 months, a veteran teacher from Hawaii has written a book about her experiences visiting the world's classrooms.

In Hands Around the World, Tara Hands describes her encounters with students and teachers in 54 countries. To order the 224-page book, send $12 to Hands, P.O. Box 27063, Honolulu, Hawaii 96827.

At the annual meeting of the New England Library Association last week, judges announced the winners of the 1995 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature.

The winners are: Some of the Kinder Planets by Tim Wynne-Jones (Kroupa/Orchard) for fiction; Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution by Natalie S. Brober (Atheneum) for nonfiction; and, John Henry retold by Julius Lester and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (Dial) for picture books.

--Megan Drennan

Vol. 15, Issue 06

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