December 14, 1994

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Nearly a year after he pledged to provide $500 million to the nation's public schools, the philanthropist Walter H. Annenberg is getting ready to announce where a big portion of that money will go.
Eight years ago, the Charles A. Dana Foundation launched an awards program to recognize innovations in education and health. It hoped a $50,000 prize would draw attention to the winners' ideas and help spread their successes to more communities.
An Idaho district court judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's school-finance system, ruling that the state legislature rendered the case moot by responding to some of the plaintiffs' complaints.
Assistance with homework has long been a hot potato for both schools and parents. And fingers are still getting burned on both sides. It's clear that both independent and public schools should be doing a better job communicating with parents on this substantive issue.
The English dither about most things. In some moods and phases they gaze across the Atlantic, seeking to imitate the powerful American example, exploiting the advantages of a (more or less) common language, and trying to protect themselves by cultivating the historic special relationship.
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