20 years ago ...
NOV. 24, 1982
- Nearly midway through the academic year, more than one-third of the states have cut their appropriations for elementary and secondary education—by as much as 10 percent in some cases—prompting threats of more educator layoffs and temporary shutdowns of schools.
- In its first appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to halt busing for school desegregation, the Reagan administration has asked the court to permit the Nashville, Tenn., school district to eliminate busing for children in the early primary grades on the grounds that it has caused educational and social disruption.
- A lawsuit alleging that the Jefferson County, Ky., school system discriminated against black students in disciplinary matters has been tentatively settled, with the school board's adoption of a new disciplinary code and procedural safeguards.
10 years ago ...
NOV. 25, 1992
- Older students, who are at a greater risk for AIDS infection, are only half as likely as younger students to spend time in school learning about the disease, according to a survey of district policies and practices by the federal government.
- Continuing its controversial effort to set standards for student performance, the National Assessment Governing Board is considering proposals for the first-ever national standards in reading and writing.
- A report documenting extensive corruption among New York City school custodians has heightened public pressure on the city's board of education to reform the way the district's building services are managed.
Vol. 22, Issue 12, Page 6Published in Print: November 20, 2002, as Retrospective