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Cavallaro, Christina J.; Sembiante, Sabrina F.; Kervin, Cole; Baxley, Traci P. – Social Studies, 2019
One way for teachers to use engaging and relevant social studies curriculum is by delving into local history to help students understand the influence that community activists have had on national policies and events. In this article, we provide teachers an approach to incorporate topics of racial inequity in their classrooms by showcasing a…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Local History, Racial Differences, Activism
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Stanley, Eurydice – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2018
In this reflective essay, the author addresses fellow educators and their responsibility to students on issues surrounding the ongoing struggle for civil rights. She links the integration of Little Rock, Arkansas schools in 1957 with the 2018 student protest against gun violence following the Parkland, FL mass shooting. As a facilitator of…
Descriptors: Teacher Responsibility, Civil Rights, History Instruction, United States History
Kahlenberg, Richard D. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Tenure is under fire. Conservatives have long attacked such policies as tenure that constrain the ability of managers to fire whomever they want, but the latest assaults on tenure have invoked liberal egalitarian ideals. With all the problems in education, why are we so fixated on teacher tenure? What is really going on? How did tenure get its…
Descriptors: Tenure, Teacher Effectiveness, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy
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
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
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Karanxha, Zorka; Agosto, Vonzell; Black, William R.; Effiom, Claudius B. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2013
This case involves dilemmas for educational leaders who may face the process of school consolidation brought on by decreased funding and demands for accountability. We highlight the challenges and opportunities to collaborate within and across diverse communities and schools with varying expressions of cultural, political, ethical, and…
Descriptors: Consolidated Schools, School Closing, Politics of Education, Economic Climate
Shircliffe, Barbara J. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
This book explores the battle to desegregate public school teachers in the South. It also considers the implications of linking racially balanced school faculties to equal educational opportunities for African American students. This book demonstrates that the legal struggle to desegregate teachers and other school personnel is critical to…
Descriptors: Teacher Integration, School Desegregation, Public School Teachers, Equal Education
Shuster, Kate – Southern Poverty Law Center (NJ1), 2011
The National Assessment of Educational Progress--commonly called "The Nation's Report Card"--tells a dismal story: Only 2% of high school seniors in 2010 could answer a simple question about the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark "Brown v. Board of Education" decision. And it's no surprise. Across the country, state educational…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, United States History, Court Litigation, Knowledge Level
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Dishman, Mike; Redish, Traci – Peabody Journal of Education, 2010
Prior to the United States Supreme Court's decision in "Brown v. Board of Education" (1954), educational finance litigation focused almost entirely on the equitable distribution of state educational financing, ending preferential disbursement of state funds. This ended in 1973, with the United States Supreme Court's decision in "San…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Educational Finance, Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Oesterreich, Heather A.; Conway, Allison P. – History Teacher, 2009
This article utilizes "Brown v. Board of Education," which is traditionally taught in college and K-12 history courses as the case that both started the discussion about and ended the practice of segregation in schools, to highlight "testimonios of coalition" as a framework for historical analysis. First, the authors…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Court Litigation, School Desegregation
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Johnson, Larry; Cobb-Roberts, Deirdre; Shircliffe, Barbara – History of Education Quarterly, 2007
The history of public higher education for African Americans in Florida provides an excellent opportunity to examine American institutional and political dynamics. Following World War II, Florida public higher education expanded dramatically, while at the same time, state leaders maintained racial segregation well after "Brown v. Board of…
Descriptors: African American Education, Public Education, Higher Education, Racial Segregation
US Commission on Civil Rights, 2006
On July 28, 2006, a panel of experts briefed members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the putative benefits of racial and ethnic diversity in elementary and secondary education. Four experts presented written statements to the Commissioners that assessed the social science literature on this issue. They also addressed whether or not…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Civil Rights, School Desegregation, Secondary Education
Brown, Frank – School Business Affairs, 2003
Discusses political, legislative, and equity issues related to educational voucher programs in Cleveland, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Florida. (Contains 22 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
Yeakey, Carol Camp, Ed.; Henderson, Ronald D., Ed. – 2003
This volume includes the first 15 papers in a 32-paper collection. After a prologue by Mkhululi David Graham Du Bois entitled "Seeking Truth in Research", the papers are: (1) "`Knowledge is Light, Knowledge is Power': African American Education in Antebellum America" (Christopher M. Span); (2) "Curriculum, Culture, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Child Welfare, Culturally Relevant Education
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