The School Administrator

August 1997Charter Schools Set Sail Across America

Features

  • Reform by Charter: Superintendents Discover How Charter Schools Fit (or Don’t) Their Districts’ Agendas

    by Donna Harrington-Lueker


    While some eye the charter movement warily, other superintendents are finding ways to build charter schools into their reforms, according to Harrington-Lueker, an education free-lance writer in Newport, R.I. Also: Passions run deep on all sides and What happens when a charter fails.

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  • What’s to Fear About Charters?

    by Ralph Lieber


    What is it that the superintendent of the South Orange-Maplewood School District, a well-to-do Maplewood, New Jersey school district, likes about the potential of the charter school movement?

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  • Guidance for the Charter Bound

    by Frank L. Smith


    The author, a professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College, describes an administrative strategy for applying research-based models to charter school design based on his work with the public schools in Jersey City, N.J. Also: How to learn more about the major school designs and a possible sequence of planning events.

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  • Catholic School Lessons for the Public Schools

    by Peter B. Holland


    Based on his own research, the superintendent in Belmont, Mass., identifies some things that public schools could emulate about the nation’s parochial schools.

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  • The Folly of Public/Parochial Comparisons

    by Peter B. Holland


    The author, the superintendent in Belmont, Mass., discusses the fruitless exercise of comparing Catholic schools to public schools because of their many differences. Also: Differing opinions from two educators who have worked as superintendents in both public and diocesan systems, Robert L. Paserba, superintendent of the Pittsburgh diocese and Howard Bennett, superintendent of the Norwich, Conn., diocese.

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Profile

    Wendall L. Kuykendall by JAY P. GOLDMAN


    superintendent, Solano County Superintendent of Schools, Fairfield, Calif.

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    Departments

    Focus

    Transform Classrooms with Training in Cooperative Learning by Stan Friedland



    president, Principal Services, Syosset, N.Y.

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    Guest Column

    School Choice for the Wrong Reasons by Stan Bippus


    superintendent, Central Consolidated School District, Shiprock, N.M.

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    Guest Column

    A Cautionary Word About Charters by Joe Schneider



    deputy executive director, AASA

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    Federal Dateline

    The President’s Lead on Charters by Nick Penning



    policy analyst, AASA

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    Focus

    Inquire Intensively When Hiring Staff by John Reynolds and Harvey Polansky


    superintendent and assistant superintendent, respectively, East Lyme Public Schools, East Lyme, Conn.

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    Guest Column

    Board-Certified Teachers: A Missing Piece in School Reform by Awilda Hamilton


    assistant professor of educational administration, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

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    President's Corner

    Excellence, Goodness, Justice ... A Foundation for Education by Karl V. Hertz



    president, AASA

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