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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:
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.
The decline of the American textbook has been greatly exaggerated--at least if teachers' opinions mean anything.
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