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ERIC Number: ED020986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 4
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Reference Count: 0
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THE EQUATION AT OAK RIDGE.
MORRELL, KEN
THE STEPS TAKEN TO DESEGREGATE THE OAK RIDGE, TENN., SCHOOLS ARE DESCRIBED IN THIS ARTICLE. ONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SEGREGATED BECAUSE OF RESIDENTIAL PATTERNS, WAS CLOSED AND ITS STUDENTS REDISTRIBUTED AMONG OTHER SCHOOLS IN THE CITY. UNDER THE INITIATIVE OF THE SCHOOL BOARD, THIS PLAN WENT INTO EFFECT IN THE FALL OF 1967 AND IS SAID TO HAVE PROCEEDED "FAIRLY SMOOTHLY." THE TRANSFERRED NEGRO STUDENTS VISITED THEIR NEW SCHOOLS IN THE TERM BEFORE THE MOVE, TEACHERS WERE GIVEN THE RECORDS OF INCOMING STUDENTS TO STUDY OVER THE SUMMER, AND READING SPECIALISTS WERE ASSIGNED TO ALL THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. TEACHERS IN THE RECEIVING SCHOOLS ATTENDED INSERVICE TRAINING SESSIONS. SPECIAL FUNDS WERE ALLOCATED TO PROVIDE BUS FARE AND LUNCH MONEY TO NEEDY STUDENTS. DESEGREGATION OF THE OAK RIDGE SECONDARY SCHOOLS BEGAN IN 1955. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE "SOUTHERN EDUCATION REPORT," VOLUME 3, NUMBER 7, MARCH 1968. (NH)
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Identifiers: TENNESSEE; Tennessee (Oak Ridge)