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Summer School Attendance Is Up Significantly in Chicago and Baltimore; 60,000 to Attend This Year. (News Connection)
August 1, 2001... More than 29,000 of Chicago's 430,000 public school students are required to attend summer school this year before they can go on to the next grade, according to school officials. Baltimore faces virtually the same problem with about 30,000 students in mandatory summer school. The Maryland...
New York school bars pesky parent from premises. (news Connection).
August 1, 2001... What does it take for a parent to be prohibited from his child's school? For PS 165 in New York City, apparently constant complaints to administrators and the city's education headquarters. Sid Blauner, whose son, Ethan, is slated to enter first grade in the fall, complained about...
Report: school vouchers are losing support from the public. (news Connection).(Brief Article)
August 1, 2001... No wonder President George W. Bush has long since stopped using the term when speaking about school choice. According to a recent study sponsored by the Teachers' Insurance Plan, about 65 percent of the roughly 1,000 people surveyed by phone said they would not support a national school...
Survey: As Pressures Increase, More High School Students Turn to Cheating. (News Connection)
August 1, 2001... According to a recent three-quarters of the nation's high school students admit to cheating at least once or regularly in the past year, an alarmingly high percentage that the author of the study says may not decrease any time soon. By all accounts, cheating is nothing new in academia. As...
Making Standards Work. (Editor's Letter)
August 1, 2001... There may not be a more complex, polarizing issue in education today than standards. Indeed in this issue of Curriculum Administrator alone, a variety of people--from Rod Paige to Alfie Kohn to Mickey Revenaugh and other educators--tackle this subject from several different angles. But no...