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The phenomenal national growth in elementary-school Latin programs, which began in 1968 with new curriculum and instructional materials developed in the Philadelphia school district, is continuing in the 1980's.
The numerous recent reports on secondary education in America are as revealing in what they neglect as in what they address. For example, precious little has been written about vocational education even though in 1980 more than two-thirds of all high-school students took at least one vocational-education course and about a fourth considered themselves to be following a vocational-education curriculum, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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