March 18, 1992

Education Week, Vol. 11, Issue 26
Education I.R.S. Apparently Is Scrutinizing Student Compliance With Tax Law
WASHINGTON-A request by the Internal Revenue Service for scholarship records from Harvard University has raised the possibility that the agency may be more closely scrutinizing students' compliance with a law making some scholarship money subject to federal income taxes.
Mark Pitsch, March 18, 1992
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Education District News Roundup
A Maricopa County Superior Court jury this month awarded the mother of an Arizona high-school sophomore who died of heat-related injuries during a football practice $850,000 in damages.
March 18, 1992
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Education Calif. Lawmakers Approve $1.9-Billion School-Bond Vote
After dropping a pair of controversial proposals aimed at making it easier for school districts to raise funds locally, the California legislature last week approved a $1.9-billion school-bond issue on the state's June 2 ballot.
Lonnie Harp, March 18, 1992
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Education Oklahoma Voters Approve Tax-Limitation Initiative
The Oklahoma anti-tax activists who failed last October to force repeal of a massive school-reform and tax-increase law celebrated victory last week, after state voters passed a ballot initiative limiting the legislature's ability to raise taxes.
Millicent Lawton, March 18, 1992
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Education Thinking About Education
The Rutgers University sociologists Jackson Toby and David J. Armour suggest in the Winter 1992 issue of The Public Interest that the General Educational Development program offers greater benefits in the long run than most high-school dropout programs because it appeals to the motivated:
March 18, 1992
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Education Early-Years Column
Building on the successes of Head Start and a state preschool program, New Jersey has launched an effort to expand the reach and scope of early-education services for urban poor children and ensure that elementary schools help them to sustain their preschool gains.
Deborah L. Cohen, March 18, 1992
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Education Private School Column
As part of its ongoing Promoting Independent Education Project, the National Association of Independent Schools this month released two publications aimed at helping parents find out more about independent schools.
Millicent Lawton, March 18, 1992
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Education News In Brief
The Education Committee of the Mississippi Senate has approved a bill aimed at helping school districts cope with fiscal strains created by state budget cuts.
March 18, 1992
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Education National News Roundup
U.S. Surgeon General Antonia Novello and the American Medical Association last week jointly demanded that the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company stop using a controversial cartoon camel in its advertisements for Camel cigarettes because they say the character specifically appeals to children.
March 18, 1992
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Education Detroit Board Set To Vote on Plan 'To Empower' Schools
The Detroit Board of Education is slated to vote next week on a plan that would give teachers, parents, and students at individual schools substantial control over their educational programs, budgets, and resources--including the right to purchase services from vendors other than the central administration.
Lynn Olson, March 18, 1992
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Education Report on Welfare-to-Work Programs Calls for Focus on Children's Services
Welfare-to-work programs can be I "powerful catalysts" to improve the health and educational outcomes of children as well as the employment status of their parents, a new report, from the Foundation for Child Development concludes.
Deborah L. Cohen, March 18, 1992
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Education Foundations Seen Increasing Efforts To Evaluate Impact of Grants
NEW YORK CITY--Communication problems, power struggles, and the red tape created by government regulations and school administrators are the major barriers to evaluating the effectiveness of grants to education, foundation officials and educators said at a conference here this month.
Meg Sommerfeld, March 18, 1992
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Education Testing Column
Nearly three-fifths of school districts administer commercially available standardized tests annually to almost every pupil in grades K-12, and more than three-fourths administer such tests I each year to pupils in grades K-9, a survey has found.
Robert Rothman, March 18, 1992
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Education GRANTS
From Federal Sources
U.S. Education Department
March 18, 1992
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Education To Maintain Trends, NAEP Scales Back Math-Test Changes
WASHINGTON-Citing the need to be able to track student performance over time, the National Assessment Governing Board has adopted a scaled-back version of a proposed revision of its mathematics assessment.
Robert Rothman, March 18, 1992
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Education Group Agrees on Draft Framework for NAEP Test in U.S. History
WASHINGTON-Arriving at common ground in one of the most fractious fields in education, a group of educators and public officials has developed a draft framework for the 1994 National Assessment of Educational Progress test in U.S. history.
Robert Rothman, March 18, 1992
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Education Quality-Management Movement Spurs Interest in New Awards for Education
In an effort to enhance their economic competitiveness, a growing number of states are creating awards that encourage schools, government agencies, and industries to pursue quality-management techniques.
Lynn Olson, March 18, 1992
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Education State News Roundup
A state judge has overturned a Montana law that allows teachers and other union members to withhold dues if they belong to religious groups opposed to organized labor.
March 18, 1992
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Education Q & A: Researcher Sees Reason for Optimism in Social-Studies Texts
Social-studies textbooks have long borne the brunt of criticism aimed at classroom materials. Attacked as bland, "dumbed down," and superficial, the books have also come under fire from representatives of minority groups, who complain that the books ignore the contributions of their cultures.
March 18, 1992
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Education Capital Digest
The Senate last week appeared poised to approve a tax bill that includes several provisions aiding schools and children.
March 18, 1992
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Education Federal File: New hire?; Mass appeal; Signing off; Kudos
Digger Phelps, the former basketball coach at the University of Notre Dame, apparently was seeking a job in the Education Department last year, and officials confirmed he was being considered for an advisory post.
Julie A. Miller, March 18, 1992
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Education For-Profit Firm Hired To Manage Schools in Duluth
The Duluth, Minn., school board last week entered into an unprecedented agreement with a for-profit school-management firm to provide the district with an interim superintendent of schools.
Peter Schmidt, March 18, 1992
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Education Desegregation Costs Put Ga., Ohio Officials at Odds With Districts
Ohio and Georgia officials have become enmeshed in legal battles with school districts over who should foot the bill for rising school desegregation costs.
Peter Schmidt, March 18, 1992
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Education G.A.O. Assails Standards-Setting Process for NAEP
WASHINGTON-The General Accounting Office last week issued a stinging rebuke to the National Assessment Governing Board over its effort to set standards for student performance.
Robert Rothman, March 18, 1992
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Education Coalition Campaigns For Investment in Energy-Efficient Schools
Inspired by a report estimating that public schools waste $1.85 billion in energy costs each year, a loose coalition of education groups, businesses, and federal agencies has undertaken a campaign to urge school leaders to invest in making their buildings more energy-efficient.
Peter Schmidt, March 18, 1992
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Education Legislative Updates
The following are summaries of governors' budget requests for precollegiate education and highlights of proposals that rank high on the states' education agendas.
March 18, 1992
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Education 5 Districts, Center To Create New Vision of Schools
Five school districts committed to a set of common principles have entered into a partnership with The Center for Leadership in School Reform to fundamentally rethink the way they do business.
Lynn Olson, March 18, 1992
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Education Accord Affirms Independence Of NAEP Governing Board
WASHINGTON-The Education Department and the National Assessment Governing Board have signed an agreement affirming the board's status as an independent agency.
Robert Rothman, March 18, 1992
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Education Capital Update
Legislative Action
March 18, 1992
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