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Narrowing of Curriculum
 
Many Schools In Sousa's City Don't Play a Note
Washington Post
By Marc Fisher
11.30.04

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Washington's own John Philip Sousa, the father of American band music, the United States Marine Band and a slew of college and school groups have played tribute concerts this month. At John Philip Sousa Middle School in Southeast, there was no concert. The school has no band.

There is no chorus, either. Sousa's 382 students -- sixth- through eighth-graders, all of them black and only o...
 
Brookfield short of art, music goals
MSNBC.com
The News-Times Online
11.29.04

BROOKFIELD – When it comes to fine arts and music, students aren't getting the state's recommended yearly allowance.

Students from kindergarten to senior year are supposed to get 108 hours a year of classroom work in art, theater arts and music, according to state recommendations.

A committee set up by the Board of Education found that Brookfield students get about half that, although instruction varied wide...
 
School science debate has evolved
USA Today
By Laura Parker, USA TODAY
11.28.04

The long-simmering battle over how evolution is taught in high school biology is boiling again.

Nearly 80 years after the famous "Monkey Trial," in which Tennessee teacher John Scopes was convicted of teaching evolution in violation of state law, 24 states this year have seen efforts to change the way evolution is taught.

And because of a requirement in the federal No Child Left Behind law that states must re...
 
District tackles achievement gap
York Daily Record
A task force seeks ways to improve test scores of minority males in city schools.

By LAURI LEBO Daily Record/Sunday News
Friday, November 19, 2004

York City school officials want to close the achievement gap to reach their minority male students.

So, on Thursday, a group of teachers, students and members of the community met for the first time to discuss ways to bring up scores of minority male students who, on average, have the lowest stand...
 
Low note sounds for music education
The Union-Tribune
Budget cuts, testing cited in enrollment drop
By Chris Moran UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER 11.19.04

Music instruction is in a free fall. Enrollment in music classes in San Diego County public schools has declined by a third from 45,000 to 30,000 in four years.

Music's mortality rate is even greater statewide. Enrollment in music classes is down 50 percent from 1999-2000 to last school year.

There are two major causes.

One is mo...
 
Giving more to the gifted
The Arizona Republic
Glendale district's program drawing praise

Monica Mendoza The Arizona Republic
11.14.04

In the heart of Glendale, a small, academically struggling school district is being hailed as a national model for how it educates its brightest students.

The Glendale Elementary School District has found a way to offer gifted education in a cost-effective way that serves more children, including non-English-speaking children, than ever before. Its method h...
 
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