20 years ago... [SEPT. 15, 1982]
- The percentage of African-American students attending racially segregated schools in the Northeast increased sharply in the 1970s, jumping from 66 percent in 1968 to 79 percent in 1980, a congressionally commissioned study finds.
- The South Carolina education department decides to switch 50 school buses to run on propane fuel after saving $6,000 a year on six buses converted in a pilot project.
- Teachers' strikes disrupt the opening of school for tens of thousands of students in 12 Michigan districts, including Detroit; 15 Pennsylvania districts; four Ohio districts; and six Illinois districts.
- A federal appeals court refuses to restore a program in which the Grand Rapids, Mich., public school district rented space in private schools and provided teachers for remedial and enrichment courses.
10 years ago... [SEPT. 16, 1992]
- A survey finds that 40 states now offer alternative ways of achieving teacher licensure without attending schools of education.
- ACT officials report that one in four high school seniors who took the company's college-entrance exam will need remedial mathematics in college.
- The Boston and Baltimore districts consider proposals to merge school libraries with their respective cities' public library systems.
- California lawmakers pass legislation paving the way for the
state take over the
Compton school district on grounds of academic
Vol. 22, Issue 2, Page 6Published in Print: September 11, 2002, as Retrospective