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20 YEARS AGO ... May 11, 1983

  • Signaling an end to a 17-year-old lawsuit against the Boston school system, a Massachusetts judge has approved a major reorganization of the district's troubled special education programs. With Superior Court Judge Catherine A. White's imprimatur, the district joins a handful of school districts nationwide seeking to devise a more comprehensive and unified approach to teaching students in both regular and special education.
  • Texas lawmakers are moving toward a drastic consolidation plan that, in some cases, could force consolidation of districts separated by many miles. Legislators consider the proposal after voters soundly defeated a constitutional amendment that would have resolved the state's school finance crisis by allowing regional sharing of local property taxes.

Vol. 22, Issue 34, Page 6

Published in Print: May 7, 2003, as Retrospective

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