January 13, 1999
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While President Clinton and Republican leaders have pledged to make education a priority issue in the 106th Congress that convened last week, the long shadow cast by the impeachment process is raising questions about whether they will deliver on their promises.
California's Proposition 227 Challenged
In Federal Suit
Programs that prepare elementary school teachers would shift their focus to monitoring candidates' performance, under a proposed blueprint released last week by the national organization that accredits teacher education.
The nation's most respected scientific organization is in the middle of a two-stage campaign to define how research on children's learning can be used to reshape what happens in classrooms.
Survey Finds Slowdown
Of Students' Drug Use
State School Board in Ohio Picks
After a nearly 10-month search, the Ohio board of education has picked Susan Tave Zelman to replace retired state Superintendent John M. Goff, who left office at the end of December.
With moderate Republican Rep. Michael N. Castle assuming the helm of the House K-12 subcommittee, some conservatives are sounding a death knell for school choice legislation while others are wondering what kind of impact he will have.
Just as its passage slipped quietly through the federal appropriations process last fall, implementation of the Reading Excellence Act, a plan to raise American schoolchildren's lackluster reading achievement, is proceeding without fanfare.
More than 2,000 state, local, and federal education officials met here last month to consider the links between quality and equity in the classroom.
SLC Extends Application Window
Schools and libraries applying for federal discounts on telecommunications have received a precious gift of time.
A new guide from the National Research Council provides information and hands-on activities to help parents, teachers, and child-care providers prepare young children for learning to read.
It was J. Dennis Hastert's 57th birthday and just three days before he was poised to become the speaker of the House of Representatives. Parents of boys in wrestling clubs all over Illinois called Yorkville High School to see whether he was still coming to the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation annual tournament.
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