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ERIC Number: ED126190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb-23
Reference Count: N/A
Making Desegregation Work.
Olson, Jerry C.
Some of the tasks undertaken by the Pittsburgh Public Schools over the past 10 years in the continuing effort to make desegregation work include the construction of new buildings and the renovation of old, restructuring of school attendance patterns, development of innovative programs, utilization of community resources and support, and the willingness to devote a lot time and effort to a frequently unpopular cause. This paper addresses itself to the efforts involving the first four activities listed above. The basic goals guiding the construction of new buildings are the improvement of racial balance, movement toward a system wide 5-3-4 grade organization, relief of overcrowding, and replacement of inefficient and obsolete building. The staff's latest proposal to restructure the attendance patterns of the school district in an effort to achieve the school district's goals for quality education is the system wide school feeder plan involving 12 middle schools. One of the most beneficial programs, for both educational and sociological purposes is the Exploratory Occupational, Vocational and Technical Education Program which introduces students to several areas of study. A program that exemplifies cooperation and support from community organizations is a mental health and intergroup relations project. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Demonstration Programs, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Improvement, Integration Readiness, Middle Schools, Program Development, Public Schools, Racial Integration, School Buildings, School Desegregation, School Districts
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)