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a tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school board

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7) Indeed, the case of the Haines Elementary Chinese Children's Rhythm Band, Olga Huncke, director, suggests we broaden our understanding of the quite varied means by which some Chinese Americans in the early twentieth century might have come to hold the "mystique of Chineseness" and a corresponding patriotism toward China--means that could even include the efforts of an American public school.
The real birth of the American public school system as we know it today came after the Civil War, and it had close connections to the Progressive movement.
For example, Murray writes, "This is not to say that American public schools cannot be improved.
Figure 6 shows that the percentage of American public school spending dedicated to educating disadvantaged children rose from 7% to 30% in the years from 1970 to 2000.
Second, it is notable that the literature has been silent on how school counselors in particular deal with the issues--separate and aside from initiatives developed and implemented by school administrators--that newly arrived immigrant students bring along when they enroll in American public schools.
That's too bad, because while many, if not most, American public schools do a pretty good job, large urban schools and districts--with their terrible working conditions and general dysfunction--are just as ripe for a catalyzing wake-up call as the meat-packing plants were in Sinclair's day.
Shaughnessy, who has conducted school violence prevention workshops for the past three years, has warned that Catholics schools are not immune to the violence occurring in American public schools.
Chart 1 shows trends in current expenditures per pupil and the pupil-teacher ratio in American public schools between 1960 and 1990.
The Contract's explanation of this item derives from the notion that American public schools are seriously ailing, a view analyzed and exploded by David C.
This book attempts to provide the historical context of the struggle for diverse curricula in American public schools.
Other national franchise chains providing services to schools include Huntington Learning Centers and the Japanese-owned Kumon Educational Institute, which markets math and reading programs to American public schools.
WASHINGTON -- A majority of students in American public schools failed to meet proficiency levels in fourth- and eighth-grade mathematics and reading, and SAT and ACT scores stagnated, despite decades-long increases in public-school spending, according to a new report by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
More Americans need to learn tech skills to fill these jobs, but computer programming is taught in only one in 10 American public schools, largely due to a lack of teachers with computer science expertise.
By 2020, American public schools will need more than 440,000 new teachers.
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