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.
Joanna Richardson, August 4, 1993
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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.
Lonnie Harp, August 4, 1993
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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.
Deborah L. Cohen, August 4, 1993
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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.
Debra Viadero, August 4, 1993
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Education Cleveland Board Adopts Plan for Reducing Busing
The Cleveland school board has approved a reform plan that drastically reduces crosstown busing for desegregation in favor of improving the quality of neighborhood schools, opening more magnet programs, and enhancing the curriculum.
August 4, 1993
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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.
Lynn Olson, August 4, 1993
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Education Federal File
Some Washington insiders are predicting that conservatives will try to snarl another Education Department nomination.
August 4, 1993
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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.
Debra Viadero, August 4, 1993
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Education State News Roundup
The California Department of Education has been harming language-minority children with its "single minded'' emphasis on native-language instruction, a new report by a bipartisan state watchdog agency argues.
August 4, 1993
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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.
August 4, 1993
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Education News In Brief
Wisconsin lawmakers have moved to curb rising local property taxes by approving a state budget plan that imposes five years of cost controls on public school spending.
August 4, 1993
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Education Capital Update
Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.
August 4, 1993
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Education Hearings Explore Federal Role in Finance Equity
WASHINGTON--A Senate panel last week dipped its toe in the politically treacherous waters of state school-finance equity, an issue that could make waves during the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Mark Pitsch, August 4, 1993
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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:
August 4, 1993
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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.
Jessica Portner, August 4, 1993
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Education Illinois Aid Hike Not Seen Easing Chicago Deficit
The Illinois legislature has given final approval to a fiscal 1994 budget that provides an additional $84 million for the Chicago schools but leaves the district still facing a massive deficit for the coming year.
Lonnie Harp, August 4, 1993
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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.
Deborah L. Cohen, August 4, 1993
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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.
Meg Sommerfeld, August 4, 1993
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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.
Joanna Richardson, August 4, 1993
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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.
Meg Sommerfeld, August 4, 1993
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Education Column One: Curriculum
Hoping to give budding artists the same status as athletes, officials at Waterford (Conn.) High School have begun awarding comprehensive letters to students who demonstrate achievement in the arts.
August 4, 1993
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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.
Julie A. Miller, August 4, 1993
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Education School Nurses Issue Standards for Practice
Acting independently of the wider nursing profession for the first time, the National Association of School Nurses this summer released a new set of standards for members of the profession.
Jessica Portner, August 4, 1993
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Education Capital Digest
The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee has approved the nomination of Thomas W. Payzant to be assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, but opposition from conservatives has delayed consideration by the full Senate.
August 4, 1993
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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.
Jessica Portner, August 4, 1993
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Education Sample Music Standards for Students in Grades 5-8
Content Standard: Students improvise music in a variety of styles.
August 4, 1993
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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.
Jessica Portner, August 4, 1993
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Education District News Roundup
The school board in Fort Smith, Ark., must pay lawyers' fees to parents who took the district to court in an effort to enforce a ruling in a special-education dispute, a federal appeals court has ruled.
August 4, 1993
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Education Publishing Column
"The first serious journal about school change by teachers for teachers.'' That is how a forthcoming peer-reviewed quarterly from the National Education Association and Corwin Press is described in literature soliciting articles for its September start-up.
August 4, 1993
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