October 5, 1994

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U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley has been preaching the gospel of family involvement, but his words apparently have fallen on deaf ears at one New York City school.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is accepting applications from prospective participants in its International Leadership Program.
The National Association of College Admission Counselors has voted to continue requiring its member colleges and universities to admit applicants regardless of financial need.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute was scheduled to announce $24.5 million in grants this week to help strengthen precollegiate science education.
Classes just started a few days ago here at Georgetown Preparatory School. But Alejandro Hernandez has already started thinking about next year. Like many college-bound seniors, Alex faces a daunting task: finding the college that's right for him.
The late Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Tip O'Neill is reputed to have coined the oft-quoted phrase, "All politics is local." As many a New England town or school district has discovered in recent years, local politics, when it comes to school budgets, can be synonymous with defeat and underfunding of educational initiatives, and all too often local school districts end up seeking desperately to simply maintain their existing programs.
The town of Concord, Mass., 16 miles west of Boston, is commonly viewed as a prosperous, privileged New England suburb, far from the economic suffering and racial turmoil of our troubled inner cities. That is certainly how the town appears in the 1993 court case that overturned Massachusetts' system of financing public schools.
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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