March 25, 1992

Education Week, Vol. 11, Issue 27
Education New Survey Discerns Deep Divisions Among U.S. Youths on Race Relations
The nation's youths share friendships and values that transcend racial lines, but they remain deeply wary of other races and feel their own group is most affected by discrimination, a study released here last week suggests.
Peter Schmidt, March 25, 1992
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Education Ohio's Controversial 4-Tiered Diploma Dies Quietly in Testing-Reform Measure
Ohio's controversial four-tiered high-school diploma system is expected to be quietly shelved this week, two years after it was adopted in a high-profile effort to raise student achievement.
Lonnie Harp, March 25, 1992
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Education Democrats Drop Plan To Make Pell Grant an Entitlement
WASHINGTON--Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee have abandoned an attempt to make Pell Grants an entitlement, and have exacted support for a pilot direct-loan program from the panel' leading Republicans.
Mark Pitsch, March 25, 1992
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School Climate & Safety Carnegie Launches Effort To Target Youth Violence
In an effort to strengthen the field of violence prevention for adolescents, three nonprofit groups are collaborating on a national project to I link practitioners, encourage research and evaluation, and change , the way movies and television I shows portray violence.
Millicent Lawton, March 25, 1992
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Education Grant To Aid in Teacher Training for Middle Grades
The DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund has awarded a three-year, $1.1-million grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Early Adolescence to help improve the preparation and training of teachers and staff members in the middle grades.
Meg Sommerfeld, March 25, 1992
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Education Legislative Update
The following are summaries of governors' budget requests for precollegiate education and highlights of proposals that rank high on the states' education agendas.
March 25, 1992
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Education Legislation To Create National System Of Standards, Assessments Under Fire
WASHINGTON-Lawmakers leery of the idea of creating a national assessment system apparently have enough support to make major changes in pending legislation that could jeopardize the enterprise.
Julie A. Miller, March 25, 1992
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Education State News Roundup
Commissioner of Education Thomas C. Boysen of Kentucky has brought charges against four local school officials and is seeking their ouster under governance mandates contained in the state's 1990 reform law.
March 25, 1992
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Education In the Press
Jonathan Kozol finds an unusual forum for his views on school-funding inequities in the April issue of Playboy. The author of Savage Inequalities is April's "Playboy Interview."
M. Sandra Reeves & Sally K. Gifford, March 25, 1992
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Education News Updates
The Los Angeles Board of Education voted last week to enter a consent decree that would require the district to equalize funding for its schools, as demanded by black and Hispanic groups. (See Education Week, Dec. 11, 1991.)
March 25, 1992
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Education Capital Digest
The Educational Testing Service has won a $12-million grant to continue operating the National Assessment of Educational Progress through the end of 1993.
March 25, 1992
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Education National News Update
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has formed a task force to explore ways of ensuring that young children receive the nurturing and support they need.
March 25, 1992
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Education Coping in the Middle Of a War Zone At Jefferson High
NEW YORK CITY--For a principal who lost five of her students to violent deaths in a single week last month, Carol A. Beck is a decided optimist.
Ellen Flax, March 25, 1992
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Education Group Brings Scientists and Educators Together To Plot Reforms
PASADENA, CALIF.-Alan Lazarus remembers his first attempt at bringing his scientific expertise to bear in a public-school classroom.
Peter West, March 25, 1992
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Education Chubb, Moe Urge Look at Lessons of British Reforms
Americans could learn a lot about school reform by scrutinizing attempts at educational improvement in Great Britain, concludes a monograph written by John E. Chubb and Terry M. Moe and released last week by the Brookings Institution.
Lynn Olson, March 25, 1992
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Education State Journal: Parting shot; Crocodile tears
For a politician, one of the few benefits to ending your career in elective office is that you get to say what you think without having to consider your re-election campaign.
March 25, 1992
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Education Educators Tap Into Dropout-Prevention Center
CLEMSON, S.C.-If it were not for an innovative data base on dropout- prevention programs, Linda Vaughn would probably still be teaching 3rd graders at Centerville Elementary School in Anderson, S.C.
Ellen Flax, March 25, 1992
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Education T.V.A. To Give Schools, Colleges 10 Percent Credit on Power Bills
The Tennessee Valley Authority last week announced that it will cut power costs to the 2,500 public-education institutions that the giant utility serves as part of an effort to support education improvement and to spur economic growth.
Peter Schmidt, March 25, 1992
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Curriculum Consortium Wrests Reading Center From Illinois
WASHINGTON--A consortium of universities has wrested the federal research center on reading away from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which has operated it for the past 15 years.
Robert Rothman, March 25, 1992
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Education District News Roundup
The Los Angeles Unified School District, which has made deep cuts in its budget for the past three years, is projecting a budget deficit of at least $258 million for the 1992-93 school year.
March 25, 1992
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Education We Emphasize Limits, Not Possibility
The psychologists Harold W. Stevenson of the University of Michigan and James W. Stigler of the University of California at Los Angeles present in The Learning Gap lessons drawn from five studies comparing teachers, parents, children, schools, and educational practices in the United States and three Asian countries-Japan, Taiwan, and China.
March 25, 1992
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Education Books: New in Print
Keys to the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to the First Month of School, by Carrol Moran, Judy Stobbe, Wendy Baron, Janette Miller & Ellen Moir (Corwin Pres;;, 2455 Teller Rd., Newbury Park, Calif. 91320; 200 pp., $19.95 paper). Offers suggestions for setting up an effective classroom environment and creating a lesson plan to reinforce it.
March 25, 1992
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Education Scientists, Engineers Pledge To Take Leading Role in Reform
PASADENA, CALIF--The scientists and engineers who attended the National Science Resources Center's conference on science education here produced a set of recommendations designed to help guide reform efforts in the communities where they work as well as across the nation.
Peter West, March 25, 1992
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Education Bill 'Deregulating' Schools Clears Wash. Legislature
In a last-minute move at the end of its session, the Washington legislature approved a measure that would "deregulate" the state's schools.
Ellen Flax, March 25, 1992
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Education Demand From Newly Eligible Families Adds to Wait for Head Start Programs
Seeking some social stimulation and school preparation for her son Courtney and more time to devote to her two younger children, Tina M. Stanley began trying to get him into a Head Start program in the North Shore, Mass., area a year ago.
Deborah L. Cohen, March 25, 1992
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Education People News
Jay Taggart, Utah's superintendent of instruction, has resigned after 18 months in the job.
March 25, 1992
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Ed-Tech Policy Lawmakers Ponder Technology as Way To Bridge Funding Gap Between Schools
State lawmakers searching for solutions to their increasingly frequent and intractable school-finance-equity dilemmas are beginning to look to technology applications as a way of bridging the gap between rich and poor schools.
Lonnie Harp, March 25, 1992
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Education Cleveland Seeks New Superintendent, End to Court Case
The Cleveland Board of Education, dominated by four members elected in November on a reform slate, has moved to replace Superintendent Frank J. Huml and to negotiate an end to the district's longstanding school-desegregation case.
Peter Schmidt, March 25, 1992
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Education Federal File: Checks and imbalances
Two members of the Education and Labor Committee and two members of the appropriations subcommittee that oversees education spending are among the 24 Congressmen who have bounced the most checks at the House bank.
Julie A. Miller, March 25, 1992
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