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Nebraska's Showdown

Nebraska is doing just fine without the federal government. Nebraska Education Commissioner Doug Christensen says his state could meet most requirements of No Child Left Behind. He just doesn't know what could happen if the state doesn't.


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Sticking Up for Filters

Nancy Willard couldn't have gotten it more wrong in “Keeping Safe, Staying Smart” (January 2003, p. 28). Her prescription for the problem of Internet safety will only lead to many more examples of the tragic crime that opened her article.

In the hallways and cafeteria of Central Junior High School in Lawrence, Kan., snapshots of students in action, reading or recycling, are taken and sometimes plastered on walls.

The school is piloting fully integrated technology enriched classrooms and using digital cameras where they fit in the curriculum. Charlotte Anderson, who teaches English and journalism to mostly ninth graders, says she started working with computers in the 1980s and has since increased her passion for technology.

Pledge of Performance

Sensing where the power lies, this superintendent has joined with politicians to help create workable education policies

Hillsborough County Superintendent Earl Lennard always said he would put his money where his mouth is. This year, he had to pay up.

It's a familiar story, but one worth repeating. A young girl was walking along the beach early one morning. The tide was receding, leaving numerous starfish stranded on the beach. The girl began picking them up and tossing them back into the water.