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Oct 2006

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Features

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.

Solutions

At the age of 14, Tim Kanold knew he wanted to be a math teacher. "It never occurred to me to do anything else," he says.

Businesses in Cleveland have always been involved with the Cleveland Municipal School District. Three years ago, however, the Greater Cleveland Partnership helped to turn casual relationships into an unprecedented partnership program called the Business/School Partnership Program.

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.

Briefings

States Gain Ground With Quality Teachers-or Do They?

Most states are making serious strides in having experienced, well-trained teachers in classrooms, particularly low-performing and disadvantaged schools.

Departments

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.

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