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ERIC Number: ED558556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 69
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Connecticut School Integration: Moving Forward as the Northeast Retreats
Orfield, Gary
Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles
This report analyzes the data on changes in patterns of racial segregation and their education consequences over a quarter century, from l987 to 2012. It examines a major transition in the racial and ethnic composition of Connecticut and the changes in integration and segregation in the schools of the state and its urban communities and it examines the relationship between the racial composition of the schools and the educational consequences. It shows that, in contrast to its neighbors, Massachusetts and New York, Connecticut has made significant progress in reducing segregation as a result of the implementation of the Connecticut Supreme Court's decisions in the "Sheff" case and the programs that have been devised and implemented by the state's educators. The report concludes with recommendations on how to build upon and extend these efforts and other methods to take the next steps in attacking the serious remaining problems. This report is the tenth in the series and it is the first to report any significant recent action to foster diverse schools. Appended to the report is: Segregation Statistics. [This report was written with Jongyeon Ee.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of California, Los Angeles. Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut