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ERIC Number: EJ759429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-9
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Miami District to Study H.S. Courses with Eye to Addressing Inequities
Gewertz, Catherine
Education Week, v24 n22 p15 Feb 2005
This article reports how the Miami-Dade County school district has undertaken an examination of its high school course offerings to make them more equitable after a newspaper report found a richer array of choices in wealthier neighborhoods than in poorer ones. In a unanimous vote last January 19, the nine-member school board directed Superintendent Rudolph F. Crew to analyze high school course schedules across the nation's fourth-largest district and to recommend by the end of May ways of ensuring that all students have equal access to a varied and challenging curriculum. An analysis by "The Miami Herald," published in December 26, showed that high schools in low-income parts of the city offered a much narrower selection of arts, elective, and advanced courses than did those in affluent neighborhoods.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida