June 2, 1999
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Without impact-aid funding from the federal government, Chuck Squier says, his district would simply shut down.
School administrators reacted with surprising acceptance to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last week that districts may be sued for damages if they fail to respond to student sexual harassment of other students.
At Humphreys Avenue Elementary School in East Los Angeles, bilingual kindergarten teacher Rosa helps 5-year-old Yoni count seashells on a felt board. Yoni's lips move, counting silently in Spanish as he touches each shell.
Tom Vander Ark, the superintendent of the Federal Way, Wash., schools, has been named the executive director of education initiatives with the Gates Education Initiative, a new segment of the Gates Learning Foundation in Redmond, Wash. Beginning July 1, Mr. Vander Ark, 39, will lead K-12 education projects for the foundation, which was created by Bill Gates, the chairman of Microsoft Corp.
A "Lessons of a Century" article about the history of the curriculum that appeared in the May 19 issue did not specify when J. Myron Atkin served as the dean of the education school at Stanford University. He held that post from 1979 to 1986.
Chicago Won't Hold Pupils Back
For a Third Time
Charity Begins in the Classroom
For Computer Teacher: A computer teacher in Rochester, N.Y., is personally trying to ensure that all the students in his school have computers of their own.
More teachers and students say school violence has decreased compared with 1993, even while they report their personal experiences with such violence have either increased or remained the same, a national survey released last week shows.
Some of the nation's top education researchers--including scholars long thought to be in opposing camps in the so-called reading wars--have come together to create new guidelines for K-3 literacy programs.
The implementation of Proposition 227 can be likened to a tornado, according to many of the researchers and state policy experts who gathered here recently to talk about the 1-year-old California law.
S.C. Lawmakers Pass
$1.1 Billion Bond Bill
A $1.1 billion bond bill for school and college building projects has squeaked through the South Carolina House in what some observers are calling the most contentious vote since last November's elections.
The following is a summary of the fiscal 2000 budgets for schools. The totals for K-12 education include money for state education administration, but do not include federal, flow-through dollars.
The Federal Communications Commission voted last week to fully fund the federal E-rate program in its second year, despite continued opposition to the initiative from key members of Congress.
Debate on how to revamp President Clinton's class-size-reduction plan has already begun, with two contrasting proposals taking form even before the first checks are mailed to districts this summer.
Congressional Republicans say they want the National Center for Education Statistics to be free from the day-to-day political influence of future presidential administrations.
LeMay Elementary School boasts top-notch education programs and an immaculate, recently renovated facility for the children of the military personnel stationed here at Offutt Air Force Base.
JUSTICE ANTHONY M. KENNEDY, joined by CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST, JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA, and JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS, delivered a dissenting opinion:
Following are excerpts from the U.S. Supreme Court's majority and dissenting opinions in Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education.
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