October 26, 1994

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The former child prodigy Midori will take her violin on tour to 25 New York City schools this fall as part of an effort to rejuvenate arts education in the city.
Americans are giving less money to charity and volunteering less often than they were just a few years ago, a study released last week by a coalition of nonprofit groups says.
While school-finance lawsuits have spurred dramatic overhauls of K-12 systems in states like Kentucky, Texas, and Alabama, Idaho policymakers have taken a more cautious approach.
With all the hoopla and debate surrounding inclusion, as it relates to students with disabilities, I am perplexed that there has been so little discussion about educating limited-English-proficient, or L.E.P., students in so-called inclusive settings. On the contrary, there seems to be more discussion about increasing the segregation of these students than about bringing them into the mainstream of regular classrooms, as the concept of inclusion implies.
Matt doesn't tell this to many people, but he still has a corner of his "special blanket" which he hides under his pillow when friends come to visit. Sarah may not admit it to everyone, but she still has a stuffed "teddy" which she faithfully tucks in every night at bedtime. Is this unusual? No. Matt and Sarah are typical of many 8th graders.
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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