August 4, 1993
Education Week, Vol. 12, Issue 40
Education Reform Partnership Makes Bridging Gaps Its Business
EAST LANSING, MICH.--In her cluttered, informal work space here at the Michigan Partnership for New Education, Joyce Grant chuckles as she recalls an encounter with several of the state's most influential business leaders.
Education E.C.S. Mulls How To Counter Public Hostility Toward Change
PITTSBURGH--Members of the Education Commission of the States met here last month to grapple with the budget woes that have plagued them for the past several years and to ponder what many described as a growing trend: public hostility toward reforms sought by education experts and school officials.
Education New Arrangements: Consumers of Services Fuel Project in Miami
MIAMI BEACH--Until parents were asked to help in quashing a head-lice epidemic at Fienberg-Fisher Elementary School here, officials did not understand why pupils sent home with the highly infectious condition kept bringing it back to school.
Education Geography Educators Release First Draft of Curriculum Standards
Emerging standards in geography education sketch a broad, ambitious view for teaching that subject in classrooms nationwide.
Education Half of Schools Found Not Monitoring Voc.-Ed. Students
WASHINGTON--About half the nation's high schools fail to track whether vocational students find jobs or continue their education after they graduate, according to a report by the General Accounting Office.
Education 8th-Grade Math Achievement Tied To Focus on Algebra, Geometry
Eighth graders' achievement in mathematics may be linked to how much teachers emphasize algebra and geometry in their classrooms, an analysis of results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress suggests.
Education State Journal: Talk-show crusade; Tropical trepidation
What began as a talk-show conversation in West Virginia has evolved into a state supreme court case pitting a construction worker and a mother of three against a state agency.
Education Highlights of E.S.E.A. Proposal
The Clinton Administration's proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will not formally be released until next month. But interviews with Administration officials, lobbyists, and Congressional sources, as well as a draft outline obtained by Education Week, have revealed many of the proposal's likely features:
Education Elders Explains Views on Preventing Teenage Pregnancy, Disease
WASHINGTON--The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee voted 13-4 last week to approve the nomination of Dr. Joycelyn Elders to be Surgeon General.
Education More Women Having Babies Without Marrying, Survey Finds
Greater societal acceptance of out-of-wedlock births and an increasing tendency by women to approach marriage and childbirth as two separate decisions are spurring more women to have children without marrying, new Census Bureau data suggest.
School Climate & Safety 10% of Youths in Survey Report Firing a Gun or Being Shot at
Roughly one in 10 10- to 19-year-olds say they have fired a gun at someone or have been shot at, and about two in five say they know someone who has been killed or wounded by gunfire, according to a survey conducted by the pollster Louis Harris for the Harvard School of Public Health.
Education Study Highlights Unmet Needs of Immigrant Students
Despite the record number of immigrant youths entering the public schools in the last decade, federal and state policies have failed to address their needs, a new study concludes.
Education Teaching-Standards Board Tops List of Grant-Winners
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is the nation's number-one grants-winning group in elementary and secondary education, according to a publication issued by the Foundation Center in New York.
Education E.D. and House Democrats Negotiate on 'Goals 2000' Bill
WASHINGTON--With President Clinton's "goals 2000: educate America act'' poised for floor consideration in both the House and Senate, the Education Department is continuing to negotiate with Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee to reach compromises on amendments the panel had added to the bill.
Education N.C. Law Revoking Tenure for New Principals Upsets Teachers
A new North Carolina law revoking tenure for newly hired principals has polarized education groups and sent ripples of anxiety through the state's public schools.
Education Drug Cuts Passed by House 'Shock' Prevention Advocates
WASHINGTON--When the House voted last month--with the apparent acquiescence of the Clinton Administration--to slash $231 million from drug-treatment and -education programs, supporters of the programs were incensed.