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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.