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School activities are regulated more by case law than by specific articles in state School Codes. Several legal areas are described here to ac quaint administrators with court decisions affect ing school activities.
Administrators have always faced problems in school activities, but in the past few years new and different ones have been surfacing. The author describes several traditional and con temporary "hot spots" and offers some prac tical solutions.
Student interest in national ecology and local environmental problems can be the basis for constructive school activities. Schools have a clear responsibility to encourage this kind of student concern.
Contests can grow like Topsy if principals aren't careful. Promoters feel that schools are an open field for kicking off their projects. The author alerts schoolmen of subtle dangers to students and offers guidelines for determin ing the value of proposed contests.
An over-emphasis on winning has resulted in the exploitation of athletics for other than educational purposes. As a result, the values of school sports have been attacked. School and community have a responsibility to examine their attitudes toward competition and to de emphasize victory as the...
Participation in school activities is becoming financially impossible for many students as costs soar. The authors explore several basic ap proaches to providing free participation.
The principal can be a key agent in revitalizing a stagnant student council. How the principal may best help student government become a meaningful and educational experience is ex plored in this article.
EPIE Institute is a nonprofit evaluation agency which specializes in impartial collection and dissemination of in formation on performance and availability of all types of instructional materials, equipment, and systems. General findings of the Institute are reported to EPIE members in EPIE...
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