August 3, 1988 Extra Edition
The Andover (Mass.) School Committee has voted to pull out of a unique project that would have melded students from the affluent community with those from Lawrence, its more populous and racially diverse neighbor, in a jointly run elementary school.
One week before the 4-to-1 vote by the school committee in late June, citizens attending an Andover town meeting on the issue voted 1,153 to 200 against the "collaborative-school project.''
Education and related "family issues" shared the podium with virtually every speaker at the Democratic National Convention. Following are highlights:
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To deepen his own understanding of the underlying causes of rising high-school dropout rates and falling minority enrollments in college, Arthur Levine, president of Bradford College, recently spent time in neighborhoods of the South Bronx and Lawrence, Mass.
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The decline of the American textbook has been greatly exaggerated--at least if teachers' opinions mean anything.
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