September 9, 1998
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Lewis F. Powell Jr., the retired U.S. Supreme Court justice who was the court's ideological center in landmark cases involving affirmative action in education and government aid to religious schools, died Aug. 25 at age 90.
Topaz Samuels has $50 and a plan for profits.
Though overall drug use among adults has leveled off, young people are using marijuana in growing numbers, according to a recent federal report.
President Clinton and federal education officials are focusing attention on school safety with a new guidebook of strategies to help schools prevent violence.
The following are summaries of final fiscal 1999 budgets for schools and highlights of education-related action during legislative sessions. Budget totals for K-12 education include money for state education administration, but do not include federal, flow-through dollars.
Statewide Task Force in Ga. Outlines School Safety Plan
Georgia should produce a "school safety report card," place more emphasis on character education in the classroom, and increase funding to cover security-related programs. Those are a few of the recent recommendations of a statewide task force on safety and violence.
With only a month left on the legislative calendar, Congress and President Clinton have a lot of work to do.
Sidestepping contentious school funding issues, the Senate Appropriations Committee quickly approved a $30.9 billion education spending plan last Thursday in what may have been a short-lived flourish of bipartisanship.
When President Clinton proposed new national tests 18 months ago, he said 4th graders and 8th graders throughout the country would be sitting down to take the exams in the spring of 1999.
The Clinton administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether school districts can be held liable under federal law for the sexual harassment of students by other students.
Sometimes a nice guy--even when he's winning--takes his mitt, and goes home. That's how colleagues of Ira A. Fishman view his resignation last month as the founding CEO of the federal Schools and Libraries Corp.
Chairman of K-12 Panel To Join Pro-Voucher Board
Upon leaving Congress, the chairman of the House subcommittee that handles K-12 issues plans to accept an unpaid position as a board member of the Children's Educational Opportunities Foundation, a Bentonville, Ark.-based group that helps support privately subsidized voucher efforts.
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 authorized the E-rate program under a 64-year-old concept called universal service.
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