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It is an enormous privilege for me to greet the readers of District Administration as interim editor-in-chief and update you on the continuing development of this publication and its related online resources.

NCLB classifies the arts as a core academic subject to be taught by highly qualified teachers. K-12 standards for dance, music, theater and visual arts education were developed in 1994 by the Consortium of National Arts Education Association. A 2005 Harris Poll found strong public support for the arts (see box). So the arts should be high on every district's priority list-at least, that's the message implied in recent national reports.

Problem: Duval County (Fla.) Public Schools wanted to continue providing high quality, nutritious meals to its students without raising lunch prices.

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Getting Serious With the World

It's not uncommon for Latin Americans to have up to 15 family members, across generations, living under one roof, according to Martin Davis, a senior writer/editor at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

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Hurricanes Rita and Katrina left many on the Gulf Coast struggling to regain a sense of normalcy and forward momentum. But they also gave students at a number of school districts the opportunity to get involved with their communities and learn math, science, ecology, English, and even art in the process.

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