February 26, 1992

Education Week, Vol. 11, Issue 23
Education Commission Appointed by Gov. Weld To Focus on Needs of Gay Teenagers
Responding to data that suggest that gay and lesbian teenagers may be at a higher risk of committing suicide than their heterosexual peers, Gov. William F. Weld of Massachusetts has established a commission to examine issues affecting homosexual teenagers.
Ellen Flax, February 26, 1992
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Education Tex. Districts Confront Media Scrutiny After Disclosure of H.I.V. Test Results
Several rural school districts in northeast Texas have been besieged by both rumors and reporters following the announcement that 6 of 197 students in one area high school tested positive for the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS .
Peter Schmidt, February 26, 1992
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Education National News Roundup
The average salary for high-school principals in the United States this school year topped $60,000 for the first time, but their annual pay increase is the lowest in the past decade, according to a survey by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
February 26, 1992
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Education Two Reports Assail Past Management of D.C. Schools
WASHINGTON-Two reports that lambaste past management of the District of Columbia schools have cast a shadow on the school system's request for more money and prompted local lawmakers to consider taking greater control of its finances.
Lynn Olson, February 26, 1992
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Education Lawmakers Question Budget Request for America 2000
WASHINGTON--As hearings opened last week on the fiscal 1993 education budget, lawmakers praised Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander for the $l.6-billion increase in discretionary education spending proposed by the Bush Administration.
Julie A. Miller, February 26, 1992
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Education Lower-Cost Reform Bill Nears Passage in Tennessee
After turning back successive tax reform proposals offered by Gov. Ned McWherter, Tennessee legislators last week were on the verge of passing a scaled-down education-reform plan and ending the debate that has preoccupied state leaders for the past two years.
Lonnie Harp, February 26, 1992
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Education Capital Update
Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable
February 26, 1992
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Education Despite Recession's Impact, Tampa High on School-to-Work Link
TAMPA, FLA.-Over the next few weeks, students at Hillsborough High School here will volunteer to gather their school records, compile their work histories, and take a specially prepared test of work-related skills.
Robert Rothman, February 26, 1992
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Education Q&A: Book's Editor Distills the Wisdom From Teachers' Voices
In a new book, entitled Teachers' Voices, 'Teachers' Wisdom, seven San Francisco Bay-area teachers talk candidly and compellingly about their lives in and out of the classroom.
February 26, 1992
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Education Courts, School Boards Testing Strategies To Integrate Neighborhoods, Schools
Although social scientists often have found a link between housing segregation and school segregation, few school systems around the country have been willing, as Palm Beach County has, to attack both problems at once, desegregation experts said last week.
Peter Schmidt, February 26, 1992
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Education State News Roundup
The state of Massachusetts should spend approximately $300 million over the next five years to upgrade the electronic-learning capabilities of its public schools, an advisory panel has recommended.
February 26, 1992
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School Choice & Charters With Choice Initiative as a Backdrop, 'Charter Schools' Proposed in Calif.
Two influential California lawmakers have moved to head off support for a proposed school-choice ballot initiative by introducing proposals under which groups of teachers would be able to break away from the existing public school bureaucracy and create their own schools under a contract or "charter" with a district or the state.
Lynn Olson, February 26, 1992
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Education Maryland College Offers Training for Teachers of 'At Risk' Youths
TOWSON, MD.--Although they come from all walks of life and teach different subjects and grade levels in a variety of school systems, the students enrolled in Goucher College's new master's program in education have one overriding trait in common: They are looking for help.
Ann Bradley, February 26, 1992
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Education Books: Excerpts
Ruth Mitchell, the associate director of the Council for Basic Education, writes in Testing for Learning that "a new model of schooling is a imperative." One aspect of the model she envisions will be standards whose achievement can be verified by assessment practices going beyond multiple-choice.
Ruth Mitchell, February 26, 1992
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Education Wash. House Approves Plan To 'Deregulate' Schools
The Washington House has given overwhelming approval to a measure that would "deregulate" the state's schools.
Ellen Flax, February 26, 1992
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Education State Journal: Finance fracas in Kansas
A series of small but heated debates has erupted in Kansas over attempts to recast the school-finance formula, but so far the discourse has focused more on personalities and politics than on the competing proposals.
February 26, 1992
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Education Judge Blocks Rochester Bar on Military Recruiters
The Rochester, N.Y., school board violated state education law last December when it barred military recruiters from its campuses because of the armed forces' ban on homosexuals, a state court has ruled.
Millicent Lawton, February 26, 1992
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Education News in Brief
Gov. George S. Mickelson of South Dakota has vetoed a bill altering the state's year-old "report cards" of public-school performance.
February 26, 1992
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Education O.T.A. Advises Caution in Move To National Test
WASHINGTON--Citing the potential abuses and misuses of tests, the Congress's research arm last week raised caution flags in the current debate over creating a new national system of student assessments.
Robert Rothman, February 26, 1992
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Education Food for Thought
A popular new Philadelphia snack food, Chumpies Potato Chips, aims to do more than satisfy a momentary craving.
February 26, 1992
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Education News Updates
The South Carolina Board of Education has approved the purchase of $1.2 million in error-ridden history textbooks.
February 26, 1992
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Education Federal File: In the cards; Heir apparent; Teachers' pet?
When word got out in December that the Congress had eliminated funding for the Blue Ribbon Schools recognition program this year, federal officials received a barrage of mail and telephone calls.
Julie A. Miller, February 26, 1992
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Education Democrats Drop Proposal To Make Pell Grants an Entitlement
WASHINGTON-The Senate was poised to approve legislation reauthorizing the Higher Education Act late last week, after Democrats dropped a controversial proposal that would have made the Pell Grant an entitlement beginning in the 1997 fiscal year.
Mark Pitsch, February 26, 1992
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Education Palm Beach Shifts Integration Focus to Housing
BOCA RATON, FLA.-This community of plush homes, golf courses, and polo grounds hardly has a reputation as a place where a middle-class black family can find a good housing buy.
Peter Schmidt, February 26, 1992
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Education Educators Move To Expand Diffusion-Network Scope
WASHINGTON-Educators involved with the National Diffusion Network have taken steps toward creating a professional group that would promote more exemplary education programs than those recognized by the federal curriculum clearinghouse.
Julie A. Miller, February 26, 1992
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Education C.D.C. Says Half Of 2-Year-Olds in Cities Lack Shots
More than half of all urban children have not received all the immunizations they need by their second birthday, new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control suggest.
Ellen Flax, February 26, 1992
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Education Capital Digest
A Democratic senator vowed last week to shift funds for defense to school districts that educate military dependents.
February 26, 1992
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Education Measure To Curb Consolidation Advances in Georgia
The Georgia House has approved a bill that would give opponents of consolidation greater say in the fate of their small schools.
February 26, 1992
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Education Accord Seen Helping Streamline Math, Science Programs
WASHINGTON--A recent agreement between the Education Department and the National Science Foundation to pool resources to jointly plan and develop precollegiate science and mathematics programs is more than a mere formality, observers say.
Peter West, February 26, 1992
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