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    Parenting Magazine looks at corporal punishment in public schools; finds paddlings and whippings are still legal in 38 states, and many paddled students suffer severe injuries; discovers few teachers are disciplined for excessive punishment, October 1988.
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    KOA Radio (Denver) reveals that high levels of radon gas were seeping into many of Colorado's public schools; finds the state suggested, but did not order, testing for radon, and most school districts ignored the state's suggestion, Dec. 12-19, 1988.
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    WRC-TV (Washington) does complete nutritional analysis of food served in public schools, finding it loaded with more fat and salt than fast food; part of the problem is USDA subsidy programs, which supply 25 percent of school food, May 4-8, 1987.
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    Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record checks fire inspection records and finds local schools had not been inspected for years in violation of state law requiring three per year, Aug. 23-29, 1987.
  • School Reform

    Kalamazoo (Mich.) Gazette publishes series that uses information gleaned from Michigan Department of Education computer tapes; data suggests other factors, such as classroom size and graduation requirements, are more important to education quality than levels of spending, Aug. 19-24, 1987.
  • Heads of the Class

    KVII-TV (Amarillo, Texas) goes to city school grounds to check out student drug and alcohol use, finding much evidence of it despite administrators' claims to the contrary; questions ability and training of teachers and administrators to handle addiction problems, May 25-29, 1987.
  • Underage crew details cleanup violations; State seeks details of asbestos job; Asbestos team violated laws, inspectors say; U.S. agency to examine asbestos job

    Florida Today (Melbourne) investigates a Florida contractor who hires black teenagers to scrape asbestos from some Brevard County public schools; boys were not trained, and worked without masks or protective clothing, May-July 1987.
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    San Francisco Bay Guardian traces the plight of sex education in the city's public schools, finding that there is little agreement among schools, parents and city and state government agencies as to who should be responsible for the program, May 27, 1987.
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    Chicago Reporter finds that teacher absenteeism is a growing problem for the Chicago public schools, February 1986.
  • Lead Paint in DC Schools

    WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.) reveals that the D.C. school system was using lead-based paint in classrooms, though the substance was banned 10 years ago.