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Trends in public elementary and secondary education expenditures

Trends in public elementary and secondary education expenditures – Statistic of the Month Thomas D. Snyder Every year during the past decade, the United States has increased expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools. The national average expenditure per pupil has also increased annually. Between school years 1970-71 and 1978-79, the current expenditures per student […]

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trends and explanations; a distinguished education researcher attributes greater gains in literacy in the early grades to challenging reading programs and suggests that older students need similar attention

Literacy: trends and explanations; a distinguished education researcher attributes greater gains in literacy in the early grades to challenging reading programs and suggests that older students need similar attention Jeanne S. Chall For almost every statement on literacy, you can find another that directly opposes it, from the status of literacy–what it is today and […]

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1984 guide to Department of Education programs

1984 guide to Department of Education programs This annual Guide gives, in compact form, information necessary to begin the process of applying for funding under individual federal education programs. Additional copies of this issue, containing the Guide, are available for $2.50 each from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Block grants […]

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RFD: Jr. scientists

RFD: Jr. scientists – rural winners in Westinghouse Science Talent Search Fred W. Decker National finalists in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search in March and in the International Science and Engineering Fair in May include some winners from rural communities, even though many people have the idea that success in science competition requires an urban […]

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Reopening the books on ethics: the role of education in a free society

Reopening the books on ethics: the role of education in a free society John A. Howard Edmund Burke, in his “Letter to the Sheriffs of the City of Bristol,” addressed the central paradox of liberty, the inherent and never wholly reconcilable conflict between private judgment, which makes freedom a blessed estate, and the individual’s responsibility […]

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New Jersey’s urban initiative

New Jersey’s urban initiative – revitalization of urban schools Saul Cooperman New Jersey’s Urban Initiative One of the most complex challenges facing American education today is the effort to revitalize our urban schools. Among the problems generally associated with this challenge are low test scores, high rates of absenteeism, violence, classroom disruption and high dropout […]

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Educating for liberty

Educating for liberty Gary L. Bauer The President’s belief that education should be a vehicle to transmit values and strengthen our democracy is shared by the great majority of the American people. The Annual Gallup Poll on Education in recent years has indicated majorities in the range of 70 to 80 percent in favor of […]

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The President’s academic fitness awards

The President’s academic fitness awards In partial response to concerns about the quality of American education voiced by the National Commission on Excellence in Education, and during a series of 12 regional forums around the country, President Reagan has established the President’s Academic Fitness Awards, modeled on the President’s Physical Fitness Awards program. The goal […]

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Six-year plan for unparalleled achievement; the Richmond City School Board outlines a plan to improve the public education system in Virginia’s capital

Six-year plan for unparalleled achievement; the Richmond City School Board outlines a plan to improve the public education system in Virginia’s capital The Richmond City School Board establishes and defines in this report the goal of unparalleled achievement for the Richmond Public Schools. In order to attain this goal, unparalleled achievement must be exhibited by […]

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Technology and the handicapped; talking computers help blind students hear what they cannot see

Technology and the handicapped; talking computers help blind students hear what they cannot see John M. Williams Jeane Blazie and John Eulenberg are among many nationally known computer scientist developing talking microprocessors and terminals so that blind, visually impaired, speech impaired and other handicapped people can receive an education regardless of the severity of their […]