ERIC Number: ED240222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-1
Reference Count: N/A
Boston School Desegregation. Report No. 2 to the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, Volume I.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Equal Educational Opportunities.; Massachusetts State Board of Education, Boston.
This monitoring report on desegregation in Boston public schools covers a six-month period of school operations and is based upon data collected throughout the fall of 1983. First, the previous report (ED 236 277-278) is reviewed and updated, and the desegregation agenda for 1984 is discussed. Findings are then presented for each of the 12 monitoring areas enumerated in the Orders of Disengagement entered by the Federal District Court Judge in December 1982. These areas are (1) student assignments, (2) staff desegregation, (3) special desegregation measures in specific schools, (4) special education, (5) bilingual education, (6) vocational and occupational education, (7) transportation, (8) facilities, (9) school safety and security, (10) student discipline, (11) institutional pairings (with colleges, universities, and cultural institutions), and (12) parent and student organizations. For each of these areas, the Court mandate is re-stated, the information-gathering process is described, findings are presented for each component objective, and commendations and recommendations are presented. Finally, brief notes are added on the dispute resolution process (which was invoked five times during the monitoring period covered) and the procedure for modification of outstanding desegregation orders (which was not invoked during this period). (GC)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, College School Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Conflict Resolution, Desegregation Effects, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Improvement, Parent Associations, Personnel Integration, School Desegregation, School Safety, School Security, Special Education, Student Organizations, Student Transportation, Transfer Students, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Equal Educational Opportunities.; Massachusetts State Board of Education, Boston.