Published in SEDL Letter Volume XII, Number 1, May 2000, Putting the Public back into Public Schools

Wesley A. Hoover, Ph.D.
President and CEO

Joyce S. Pollard, Ed.D.
Director, Office of Institutional Communications

Leslie Asher Blair, M.A.

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Jane Thurmond (Austin, Texas) designed the print version of SEDL Letter while Shaila Abdullah, SEDL web design specialist, designed the online version. The photo on this page is © 1999, Comstock, Inc. The photo accompanying "Study Circles Stave Off Crises for Two Arkansas School districts" is © 1999, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, photographer Karen Vandonge. The photo on the first page of "The Community is the Key to Engaging Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families" and the photos accompanying the "Parents are Partners" story were taken by Las Cruces, New Mexico freelance photographer Pamela Porter. The photo of Suzanne Ashby and Cris Garza was taken by SEDL Communications Specialist Kathleen Trail.

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