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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
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Burt, Janeula M.; Dorsey, Dana Thompson; Dawkins-Law, Shelby Eden; Floyd, Camile Fears; Williams, Cherish – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
Extant research has shown that students do better academically and socially when they are in schooling environments that are racially and socioeconomically diverse (Coleman, 1966). To date, there is very limited research which has examined the development of adolescents' racial, ethnic, and social identities within the contemporary contexts of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, High School Students, Racial Identification, Identification (Psychology)
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Palardy, Gregory J.; Rumberger, Russell W.; Butler, Truman – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background/Context: The 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision on Brown v. Board of Education concluded that segregated schools were inherently unequal and therefore unlawful. That decision was not based solely upon the notion that segregated black schools were inferior in terms of academic instruction, curricular rigor, resources, etc., but also on…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Desegregation Litigation, High School Students, Models
Skidmore, Kevin – Online Submission, 2014
As a part of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), special education teachers work along with their student with special needs and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to create and implement Individualized Transition Plans (ITP) to assist the student with their transition to the post-school environment. As mandated by Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Adolescents, Special Education
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Liebowitz, David D.; Page, Lindsay C. – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
We examine whether the legal decision to grant unitary status to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district, which led to the end of race-conscious student assignment policies, increased the probability that families with children enrolled in the district would move to neighborhoods with a greater proportion of student residents of the same race as…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Desegregation Effects, Educational Policy, Housing
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Sharma, Andy; Joyner, Ann Moss; Osment, Ashley – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2014
This study examines the impact of racial isolation on high school student performance in North Carolina, a state in the southeast United States. Our research goal is to investigate if increased isolation negatively impacts Black students' academic performance. Employing the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) dataset, we…
Descriptors: High School Students, African American Students, Racial Composition, Racial Factors
Richards, Meredith P. – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
In this study, I employ geospatial techniques to assess the impact of school attendance zone "gerrymandering" on the racial/ethnic segregation of schools, using a large national sample of 15,290 attendance zones in 663 districts. I estimate the effect of gerrymandering on school diversity and school district segregation by comparing the…
Descriptors: Attendance, School Districts, School Segregation, Racial Segregation
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Pellegrino, Anthony M.; Mann, Linda J.; Russell, William B., III – History Teacher, 2013
Effective history teaching includes ample opportunities for students to develop historical thinking skills and habits of mind which encourage them to learn content beyond simple acquisition of facts. Covering the profound topic of segregation by employing multiple perspectives and encouraging investigation beyond the traditional narrative provides…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Thinking Skills, School Segregation, African American Education
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Palardy, Gregory J. – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
Using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, this study examines the association between high school socioeconomic segregation and student attainment outcomes and the mechanisms that mediate those relationships. The results show that socioeconomic segregation has a strong association with high school graduation and college enrollment.…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Longitudinal Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, Socioeconomic Status
Nesmith, Leo, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine and describe the relationship between a school's percentage of African American students enrolled and the placement of an African American principal for all of Florida's K-12 traditional public schools during the academic year 2010-2011. This study also sought to determine if this relationship was moderated…
Descriptors: Principals, Placement, African Americans, Public Schools
Batts, Pamela L. – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this study is to address a possible solution to the racial inequality in urban versus suburban public schools. It also addresses the stereotyping and racial bias associated with this issue. Students enrolled in the urban school districts are predominantly African American and are found to be at an educational disadvantage compared…
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Schools, Suburban Schools, Public Schools
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Donnor, Jamel K. – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background: By a 5-4 margin, the U.S. Supreme Court in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 declared that voluntary public school integration programs were unconstitutional. Citing the prospective harm that students and their families might incur from being denied admission to the high school of their choice, the…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, School Desegregation, School Districts, Minority Group Students
Conrad-Curry, Dea – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Opportunity to learn via public education has origins in the mid-nineteenth-century as a response to Horace Mann's argument that educating girls as well as boys would build a collectively more prosperous society. Over the years, educational reform through the judicial and legislative branches of government has continued to balance opportunity to…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, High School Students, Measures (Individuals)
Turner, Michelle R. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Despite moderate gains in equal educational opportunities over the past 60 years, low-income students of color continue to lag behind their middle-class, White peers. This is particularly true for first-generation Latina/o students who: (a) have the highest K-12 drop-out rate than any other ethnic group in U.S. schools; (b) are underrepresented in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Interviews, Dual Enrollment, Hispanic American Students
Brown, Kathleen Sullivan; Mullin, Christopher M.; White, Bradford R. – Illinois Education Research Council, 2009
The Illinois High School Class of 2002 is part of the third generational wave of American students following the landmark Supreme Court decision in "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka," which outlawed segregation in public education. This longitudinal study allows the authors to examine the long-term impacts of this monumental…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Policy, Racial Differences, Postsecondary Education
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