May 5, 1999
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Paul G. Vallas, who has emerged in the past four years as one of the most high-profile schools chiefs in the country, has always had a ready remark to deflect questions about his plans after leaving the Chicago schools.
San Francisco Desegregation Decree
Is Officially Ended
Students continue to reap the benefits of smaller primary-grade classes all the way through high school, the latest findings from an influential Tennessee study suggest.
The U.S. Department of Education's research operations need more focus, more money, and better ways of deciding which studies deserve funding, an independent advisory panel says.
At a time when principals are increasingly seen as the point people for turning around urban schools, the question of who should have the final say in picking them is no petty issue.
Perhaps it was his choice of words, or maybe it was the sentiments behind them, but a proposal from Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani to abolish the New York City school board has reignited a war of words between him and Schools Chancellor Rudolph F. Crew.
Teacher quality and class-size reduction, two recurring themes for President Clinton and congressional Republicans, came up for discussion on Capitol Hill last week at a time when many lawmakers are looking for ways to revamp federal education programs to raise student achievement.
One week after a deadly school shooting incident, President Clinton unveiled an ambitious package of gun-control legislation that contains several measures geared specifically toward reducing youth violence.
Nine years after the last U.S. Census, and seven years after it adopted new voting districts, the Bossier Parish, La., school board's redistricting plan is still under federal scrutiny.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed last week to step into the high-stakes battle over tobacco regulation, accepting a Clinton administration appeal in a case involving federal regulations aimed at curbing youth smoking.
One of the most senior political appointees at the Department of Education is stepping down, after a tumultuous year that put him on the front line of hotly contested special education issues.
When a statistician like William L. Sanders says you run the best school in the state, people take notice. Which partly explains why so many Tennessee districts have asked Principal Joel Giffin to explain his accomplishments.
Sports and School SuccessTwo new studies offer some quantitative evidence for something coaches have long known: Participating in high school sports is good for children.
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