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Sept. 17: Schools Must Teach Constitution

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While a gentle, silent type, this big-city superintendent has made sweeping system changes

Katrina Rivera doesn't mind the nearly three-hour, round trip bus ride from her home to Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology.

Problem: Bradley K. Barrett, superintendent of the Gilbert (Ariz.) Public Schools, knew two things when he looked at how his district's students met the state standards. He knew he wanted to improve student performance and he knew his district needed help getting there.

About one in 20 K-12 students is classified as having a specific learning disability. These students are served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Most spend at least part of their day in a regular classroom.

Texthelp Systems Inc.

Read & Write 7.1E Gold

www.texthelp.com, Software, Single version $645, School network site license $4,495

All the teachers in Cheltenham Township School District were clamoring for new desktop PCs, convinced that it was old, slow processors making their classroom computing crawl. But Gary Bixby, director of support services and facilities management, knew that new machines wouldn't solve their problems.

How is ABC Elementary doing compared to XYZ Elementary across town, or JKL Elementary in that district across the river?

Schools, districts and even classrooms are stacked up against each other all the time. During meetings. In the media. At the supermarket. Yet, "very few comparisons are actually appropriate," says Richard J. Wenning, director of operations and accountability at the Colorado League of Charter Schools.

In December 1997, three students were shot dead and five were wounded by a 14-year-old student as they took part in a prayer circle in the first-floor lobby of their Kentucky high school, just minutes before classes started.

It put West Paducah's Heath High School on the map of school shootings.

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