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Dalsen, Jennifer – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
Disability law and technology services share a rich history. This article investigates this transformative relationship through the contextual framework of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. A summary of legal cases, accommodation services, and barriers to access are explored. This includes an overview of the challenges facing…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Disabilities, Laws, Federal Legislation
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Davis, Theodore J., Jr. – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Delaware has long played a pivotal role in the nation's struggle to end school segregation and promote educational equality. This article discusses racial disparities in educational achievement and outcomes by examining the state's political history and the politics of race in public education. This article explores educational disparities from a…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Race, Politics of Education, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Eastman, Nicholas J.; Anderson, Morgan; Boyles, Deron – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2017
Simply put, charter schools have not lived up to their advocates' promise of equity. Using examples of tangible civil rights gains of the twentieth century (e.g. "Brown v. Board," "Lau v. Nichols") and extending feminist theories of invisible labor to include the labor of democracy, the authors argue that the charter movement…
Descriptors: School Choice, Charter Schools, Politics of Education, Educational Change
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Rushing, Wanda – Urban Education, 2017
Few policies have affected American society as deeply as those related to the landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision, "Brown v. Board of Education." Now, 60 years later, segregation persists along race and class divisions. This case study analysis of a merger that took place between 2010 and 2013 in Memphis and Shelby County,…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Civil Rights, Administrator Attitudes, Equal Education
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Carter, Prudence L.; Skiba, Russell; Arredondo, Mariella I.; Pollock, Mica – Urban Education, 2017
Racial/ethnic stereotypes are deep rooted in our history; among these, the dangerous Black male stereotype is especially relevant to issues of differential school discipline today. Although integration in the wake of "Brown v. Board of Education" was intended to counteract stereotype and bias, resegregation has allowed little true…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Stereotypes, Discipline, Desegregation Litigation
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Martin, Lori Latrice; Varner, Kenneth J. – Democracy & Education, 2017
Since the 1930s, federal housing policies and individual practices increased the spatial separation of whites and blacks. Practices such as redlining, restrictive covenants, and discrimination in the rental and sale of housing not only led to residential segregation by race but also continue to shape Whiteness and frame narratives about what…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, African Americans, Whites, Civil Rights
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Smith, Martin P.; Harrison, Louis, Jr.; Brown, Anthony L. – Urban Education, 2017
Drawing from the lenses of critical race theory (CRT) and Pierre Bourdieu's notion of habitus, this article compares the Jackie Robinson story with the Brown versus Board of Education narrative. This juxtaposition illustrates the similarities of these narratives and how interests converged racially. By comparing these historical narratives, we…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, African Americans, Males
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Beard, Karen Stansberry – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2017
A novice principal's decision not to intervene on an ill-conceived policy prompts a parent to pursue a line of questioning administrators are not prepared for. In this case, a young man working through a high school transition while preparing for college is met with unexpected challenges in motivation. What the principal initially perceives as…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Desegregation Litigation, School Desegregation
Crocco, Margaret; Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Jacobsen, Rebecca; Segall, Avner – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
In this age of real and fake news, students need to be able to assess the trustworthiness of evidence. The authors' current research examines students' use of evidence in secondary social studies classrooms as students deliberate contemporary public policy issues. The authors found that students shifted their evaluations of the trustworthiness of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Social Studies, Secondary School Students, Public Policy
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Ross, Sabrina – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2017
More than 50 years after the "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka" decision, the democratic promises inherent in "Brown" have yet to be fulfilled (Franklin 2005) and educational quality, or lack thereof, continues to be intimately linked with social constructions of race (Baszile 2008; Ladson-Billings 2012).…
Descriptors: Race, Justice, Moral Values, Educational Quality
Sweatt, Tony E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Primary and secondary schools across the nation are becoming increasingly heterogeneous, yet the teacher population remains homogenous. In fairness, this is not a new issue: At the turn of the century, Whites represented a significant aggregate of the teacher population: 73% in the inner city; 81% in suburban schools; 91% in small towns; and 98%…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, African American Teachers, Institutional Characteristics, Whites
Blanton, Anthony Shane – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The Mississippi Association of Independent Schools was born out of the turbulent years of the Civil Rights Era. "Plessy v. Ferguson" in 1896 had established the doctrine of separate but equal facilities, including schools. While the decision in "Brown v. Board of Education," handed down by the Supreme Court in 1954, ruled that…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Equal Education, Access to Education, School Segregation
Moon, Jodi S.; Krull, Lauren – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2017
Demographics in the U.S. have changed dramatically over the last three decades. Indiana's demographics are changing, too--albeit less dramatically. To explore how demographic shifts are changing the composition of Indiana's schools, the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) uses Common Core of Data (CCD) school enrollment data from the…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Enrollment Trends, School Statistics, Demography
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Sung, Kenzo K. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
Derrick Bell's interest convergence thesis is a seminal framework to analyze social change within critical race theory. While interest convergence's influence has grown, two foundational questions have been raised: do interest groups act rationally; does interest convergence also offer a change prescription or only an explanation of prior events.…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Racial Bias, Poverty, Bilingual Education
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Lozenski, Brian D. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this essay, Brian D. Lozenski explores why Gloria Ladson-Billings's 2006 pronouncement of the nation's "education debt," as opposed to "achievement gap," has not gained traction in the national discourse around educational disparity. He contends that education debt is a more nuanced, historically based, and generative…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality
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