March 28, 1990
Vol. 09, Issue 27
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The board of directors of the Council of Great City Schools last week adopted a set of six sweeping goals that are similar to the national goals developed by President Bush and the nation's governors, but geared to the specific characteristics and needs of urban students.
As West Virginia's first statewide teachers' strike entered its second week, the state superintendent ordered all schools in the state closed for a "cooling-off period" last Thursday and Friday after striking teachers rejected a proposed settlement offered by Gov. Gaston Caperton.
PAGE 32 - Commentary
Does research support a "phonics first" approach to teaching reading, as this method's proponents often argue?
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