July 10, 1996
Vol. 15, Issue 40
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You could call it "everything you wanted to know about alternative scheduling but were afraid to ask."
Just days before his contract was to be terminated for failing the National Teachers Examination, Jackson, Miss., schools Superintendent T.C. Wallace retook and passed the test, allowing him to keep his job.
The young man paces in the hallway, waiting for the jury to reach its verdict. Finally, the door opens and a representative of the jury sticks his head out. "You can come in now."
When parents here first heard about City on a Hill, a new public charter school, it had no building and it had no staff.
Wisconsin Gov. Tommy G. Thompson danced himself into some good-natured ribbing at last week's national conference of the Education Commission of the States in San Antonio.
In the early 1980s, Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley was the governor of South Carolina, and he made education reform a top priority in his state. But a reluctant legislature threatened his reform package.
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