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View Resource Class-Size Reduction Program

This section of the U.S. Department of Educations's Website offers clarification for those who have been hearing about government efforts to reduce elementary school class sizes. In his 1998 State of the Union address, President Clinton proposed an initiative which would provide federal funding for states to train, certify, and hire teachers. The initiative is designed to help local public schools...

https://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/other/class-size/index.htm...
View Resource Reality Check 2001

Public Agenda Online, an organization devoted to ascertaining and analyzing public opinion on major policy issues, has recently posted the results of their survey on the "standards movement" in public schooling. According to Public Agenda, nearly every state has now "set specific academic requirements and mandatory testing to try and improve public schools." This survey seeks to assess whether...

https://www.publicagenda.org/specials/rc2001/reality.htm
View Resource Senate Passes Education Bill

Yesterday the US Senate overwhelmingly passed the President's education overhaul bill, the first major reform of national education policy in 35 years. While the bill passed with a 91-8 vote, it contains elements that are sure to raise hackles on both sides fo the political divide. First, the Senate bill authorizes $33 billion in spending for the coming fiscal year. The House bill puts aside...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/0615
View Resource The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

Signed into law just two weeks ago by President Bush, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLGA) sanctions changes that will impact virtually every American primary and secondary school student and educator. Posted on the Department of Education's official Web site, the NCLBA pages detail the Bush Administration's focus on renewed accountability in the nation's public school system. While many...

https://www2.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml
View Resource The Library of Virginia: School Buildings Service Photographs

The Library of Virginia (last discussed in the November 20, 1998 Scout Report) has added to their digital collections materials of interest to a variety of researchers in American or Virginia history. Now available are 3100 photos from hundreds of elementary and secondary school buildings across Virginia, taken between 1920 and 1970. This recent addition consists of digitized documents placed in a...

http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/?func=file&file_name=...
View Resource Minnesota Department of Health: Children's Environmental Health

With sending your children off to school can come worries about bullies, crossing streets, competition, and stress -- not to mention health. As we learn more about the school environment, it appears that measles may not be the only malady facing school children. This site from the Minnesota Department of Health, offers a comprehensive look at the hazards children face in their environment....

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/children/index.html
View Resource Center on Education and Policy: Federal Education Programs

The Center on Education and Policy is "a national, independent advocate for public education and for more effective public schools." The Center publishes its research online as a way to inform Americans about "the role of public education in a democracy and the need to improve the academic quality of public schools." This section of the website highlights research on federal education programs,...

https://www.cep-dc.org/index.cfm?DocumentTopicID=6
View Resource The Changing Racial and Ethnic Composition of U.S. Public Schools

Throughout the United States, there has been a growing concern about the future of the racial and ethnic makeup of public school districts. After a number of prominent court decisions, some people have become concerned that many school districts will become segregated again in a matter of years. Recently, the Pew Hispanic Center's Rick Fry authored an important report on the changing racial and...

http://www.pewhispanic.org/files/reports/79.pdf
View Resource Concerned about the education of young people, the Common Core organization releases the results of a recent survey

History Surveys Stumps U.S. Teens [Free registration may be required] http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/26/education/27history.html?_r=1&oref=slogin The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy http://www.bartleby.com/59/ Bill Moyers Journal: Interview with Susan Jacoby http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/02152008/watch2.html Digital History http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ 19th Century...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2008/0229
View Resource In an effort to provide healthier dining options for schoolchildren, the United States Department of Agriculture unveils new lunchroom dietary standards

Students to see healthier school lunches under new USDA rules http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/25/10234671-students-to-see-healthier-school-lunches-under-new-usda-rules USDA To Require Healthier Meals In Schools With Updated Nutrition Standards http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/01/25/145836942/usda-to-require-healthier-meals-in-schools-with-updated-nutrition-standards Nation's...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2012/0127
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