March 6, 1996

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The DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund last week announced nearly $10 million in grants for teacher professional-development programs in three urban districts.
Proponents of school-uniform policies got another boost as President Clinton ordered the Department of Education to distribute manuals on the subject to the nation's 15,000 school districts.
America has all but abandoned outcomes-based education--and with it the growing impetus for a genuine paradigm shift in educational practice.
Those who criticize the American high school would do well to consider just how difficult is has become to be a teenager. Young people on the brink of adulthood must contend with a whirlwind of destabilizing forces that undermine their scholastic potential and leave them wondering what society expects of them. And so it is that "Breaking Ranks," the new report on the restructuring of high schools from the National Association of Secondary School Principals in partnership with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, concerns itself as much with young people as with the institution that makes claims on so many of their waking hours. (See Education Week, Feb. 28, 1996.)
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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