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January–April 2000 Issue

A Wealth of Accomplishments
by Lynda McDaniel

The caring, enthusiasm, and hard work of community members in Hale County, Alabama, have led to an array of services for families—and to a program that is preparing the next generation of leaders.


Appalachian Scene: Flying the Blue Ribbon Flag
by Lynda McDaniel

Guntersville Elementary is awarded Blue Ribbon status as part of the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Schools Program, a national campaign to improve education in America through the recognition of educational excellence and equity.


Inside Information: January–April 2000 Issue

ARC Meets in Washington; New Mississippi Governor Joins ARC, Names State Alternate; Local Development District Leaders Focus on Transportation, Workforce Investment at Annual DDAA Meeting; Community Leader in Erie County, Pennsylvania, Receives John D. Whisman Vision Award. Inside Information, January–April 2000.


Launching Technology Jobs
by Fred D. Baldwin

Connecting entrepreneurs with knowledge and capital is the goal of Technology 2020, a public-private partnership that's helping technology firms throughout Tennessee take off.


Learning on the Information Highway
by Carl Hoffman

Rural Alleghany County, North Carolina, is home to one of the state's seven "cyber campuses," linking rural residents to a world of educational opportunities on the Information Highway.


The Family-School Connection
by Fred D. Baldwin

Family involvement in school helps students succeed, according to both national research and the firsthand experience of families, students, and educators in Owsley County, Kentucky.

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