Mark Pitsch

Mark Pitsch was a staff writer for Education Week from 1990-1998.

March 17, 1993 – Education Week
 The 651 residents here last week celebrated the 77th anniversary of Pancho Villa's raid on this dusty border town that left 17 U.S. civilians and military personnel dead.

September 9, 1992 – Education Week
 Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander last week launched a school-recognition program that he acknowledges will give him a chance to tout President Bush's education record in visits across the country in the two months leading up to the Presidential election.

September 9, 1992 – Education Week
 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology violated federal antitrust laws by colluding with the eight Ivy League universities to fix the amount of financial aid they awarded students, a federal judge ruled last week.

September 9, 1992 – Education Week
 Since the late 1970's, low-income students have not made up any ground on their higher-income peers in the rate at which they attend college, a new study concludes.

September 9, 1992 – Education Week
 The Education Department has hired Donald W. Ingwerson, the long-time Jefferson County, Ky., schools superintendent, to advise Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander on urban-education issues.

June 10, 1992 – Education Week
 The House last week approved a defense bill that would authorize $180 million in fiscal 1993 to train laid-off military employees to teach in the nation's public schools.

January 15, 1992 – Education Week
 School-district officials across the country are bracing for possible battles in their respective statehouses over legislation that could leave districts paying out hundreds of thousands-- perhaps millions of dollars annually in unemployment benefits.

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