June 10, 1998
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Seniors Denied Graduation Walk for Failing Alabama State Test
A special panel formed to investigate disciplinary proceedings against black teachers in the Philadelphia schools has found no evidence of widespread discrimination.
In a classroom of the Frederick Law Olmsted School one recent afternoon, a team of educators pored over a stack of applications for six-dozen coveted spots in the school's incoming kindergarten class.
Ask people what they think of this city's new policy on divvying up slots in public magnet programs, and just about everyone has a story--or at least an opinion.
Just last month, the Department of Education released a report stating that the "consensus of research indicates that class-size reduction in the early grades leads to higher student achievement."
In the first floor vote on a school prayer measure in more than a generation, the House last week fell well short of the majority needed to pass the proposed Religious Freedom Amendment.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined last week to hear the appeal of a Massachusetts father whose ads promoting sexual abstinence among teenagers were rejected by a high school newspaper and yearbook.
House Panel OKs Bilingual
The House Education and the Workforce Committee last Thursday passed a measure that would turn federal funding for bilingual education into block grants and give states more flexibility in the programs they offer.
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