January 20, 1993

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The John S. and James L. Knight Fbundation last week announced that 10 university-school partnership will share a $2.4 million award in a recently redesigned grants program.
The DeWitt Wallace- Reader's Digest fund last week announced a $20.6 million expansion of its "Pathways to Teaching" program, a national initiative designed to improve the recruitment and training of new teachers.
Gov Barbara Roberts last week called for a complete overhaul of Oregon's tax system to enable the state to cope with the fiscal strains created by Measure 5, a property tax limitation initiative approved by voters in 1990.
Washington--As the Bush Administration's appointees cleared out their offices last week, some Education Department officials said they have plans for academic, legal, corporate, or public-policy pursuits, while others have no firm idea of their future plans.
Accountants approach education like anyone else, from the standpoint of quality. We care about what kids learn. We also know a bit about numbers, numbers which can tell us the financial health of both local school districts and state education systems. We know that sound fiscal practices are an integral part of our children's learning. When the numbers don't add up, education suffers.
It looks like Bill Clinton may be the education President we've been waiting for. He's promised to make education the focus of his economic strategy, and arrives in Washington with some concrete proposals for elementary, secondary, and higher education reform.
Even in the faddy world of K-12 education, the "standards'' issued by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics have met with rare acceptance.
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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