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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]

  • The Boston and Baltimore districts consider proposals to merge school libraries with their respective cities' public library systems.

Vol. 22, Issue 2, Page 6

Published in Print: September 11, 2002, as Retrospective

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