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The Mexico Academy and Central School District is located in the center of New York state, on the shore of Lake Ontario, and includes three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The current district Web site was designed in 2005.

In Great Britain, the times for Educational Supplement reported this year that four out of five primary schools plan to replace traditional subject teaching with interdisciplinary, themebased lessons, as recommended by the Royal Society of Arts' "Opening Minds" project. The objective of the project will sound familiar to U.S. educators-to prepare students for success in a global economy that demands sophisticated skills in handling information, people and situations.

A while back my local board of education proposed a major, districtwide school construction initiative. The millions of dollars in proposed costs naturally inspired some taxpayer backlash and lots of lobbying for and against. eventually it went to voters in a referendum.


Out with the Old, In with the "New"


Doubting the Dialogue

In the September Inside the Law story you attest you are in favor of beginning a "dialogue on these critical issues," i.e., the ones that pertain to whether it is still necessary to use race as a criterion for desegregation. I, however, am doubtful of the sincerity of your statement.

Are Scools "Drug-Infested"?

A new study from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University is calling U.S. middle and high schools "drug-infested," while at the same time other major studies point to an overall decline in teen drug use.

Probing Science in Fairfax County

Defensive Action with Bulletproof Backpacks

New clothes? Check. Notebooks and binders? Check. Bulletproof backpack? Check ... ?

Jack Hoke knows a good thing when he sees it. When it comes to hiring principals for his district schools, Hoke, the superintendent of Alexander County (N.C.) Schools, has hit upon a sure bet: Look for graduates of the North Carolina Principals Fellows Program (PFP).