September 16, 1998
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In the auditorium of his high school alma mater, Mayor Michael R. White officially took the reins of Cleveland's beleaguered school system last week, days after he named a nine-member school board drawn from a broad range of political, economic, and social backgrounds.
When a 1960s task force proposed the creation of a network of federal educational research laboratories, its members envisioned organizations akin to the National Institutes of Health and the Atomic Energy Commission.
For the third year in a row, the nation's school enrollment has hit an all-time high.
Boy Awarded $1.4 Million
For Electrical Accident
Up In South, Study Finds:
Study: Americanization Has Health Consequences for Children: The children of immigrants start out in the United States as healthy or healthier than their U.S.-born counterparts, but as they assimilate into American culture, their health declines, a study released last week concludes.
A very public contract dispute here last week between Mayor Michael R. White and the outgoing local schools chief, James W. Penning, marred what had been a smooth transition to a new governing structure for 76,500-student district.
In a campaign-season flourish, Gov. John Engler of Michigan is proposing that parents and teachers in Detroit be given the option of taking over schools that aren't working.
With Welfare-Reform Dollars
Putting welfare recipients to work is paying off for most states, according to a report from the U.S. General Accounting Office.
In the face of rising political and legal turbulence, Bill Clinton sought refuge last week in a long-friendly environment.
The District of Columbia schools have again become the battleground for Congress' annual tug-of-war over partisan education agendas, with this year's battles focusing on the capital city's special education system and school choice.
The House late last week approved a controversial Republican-backed bill that would overhaul federal bilingual education programs.
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