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Hope, Max A.; Hall, Joseph J. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This article explores the growing interest in schools which are aimed at children and young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ), schools described as LGBTQ-affirming. Schools which target specific groups of students are sometimes viewed as being anti-inclusive because they assign labels to students and…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Inclusion
Frankenberg, Erica; Hawley, Genevieve Siegel; Ee, Jongyeon; Orfield, Gary – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2017
The South was the central focus of the "Brown v. Board of Education" decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954. The landmark ruling held that laws mandating segregation in the school systems of the eleven states of the Old Confederacy, along with D.C. and six other states, violated the U.S. Constitution. Intense opposition met the…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Civil Rights, Educational History, School Desegregation
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Morgan, Pamela S. – Values and Ethics in Educational Administration, 2015
Full membership is acceptance and belonging in a school community where all stakeholders have a voice and the culture is reflective of these values and beliefs. This qualitative study compared the perceptions of general and special education teachers from two southern high schools. The author explored how scripts of disability inform teacher…
Descriptors: High Schools, Disabilities, General Education, Special Education Teachers
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Marx, Teri A.; Hart, Jennifer L.; Nelson, Leslie; Love, Jessica; Baxter, Christine M.; Gartin, Barbara; Schaefer Whitby, Peggy J. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2014
Two diametrically opposed beliefs are held concerning the meaning of the least restrictive environment (LRE) when determining the class placements of students with disabilities. One group adheres to the placement philosophy that the LRE is always the general education setting. The other group believes that the LRE is where the students' needs may…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Guidelines, Beliefs, Student Placement
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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
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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
Ayscue, Jennifer B.; Greenberg, Alyssa – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2013
Though once a leader in school integration, Massachusetts has regressed over the last two decades as its students of color have experienced intensifying school segregation. This report investigates trends in school segregation in Massachusetts by examining concentration, exposure, and evenness measures by both race and class. First, the report…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Minority Group Students, Racial Composition, Social Class
Beal, Emma Mumphery – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In this study I used autoethnography to analyze fifty years of African-American educational history in Georgia. The impetus for the study was the Atlanta cheating scandal, widely interpreted as a character problem for individual teachers and administrators. As a lifelong resident of Georgia, a student, a public school teacher, and a parent, it…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Autobiographies, African American History, African American Students
Bireda, Martha R. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011
"Schooling Poor Minority Children: New Segregation in the Post-Brown Era" explores the "redesign of school segregation" and explains why resegregation of schools in the post-"Brown" era is so destructive for poor minority students. The book provides an answer to why schools that serve predominately poor minority…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Minority Group Students, School Segregation, School Resegregation
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Huidor, Ofelia; Cooper, Robert – Education and Urban Society, 2010
This article examines the experiences of 20 students of color who voluntarily attend a racially integrated school. The study draws from the Socio-Cultural dimension of schooling as a framework to understand how the students of color fared on a social, cultural, and environmental level within a predominantly White school. Through a questionnaire,…
Descriptors: Campuses, Voluntary Desegregation, School Desegregation, Educational Opportunities
Ikpa, Vivian W.; McGuire, C. Kent – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2009
The interplay between sociopolitical forces and economic agendas becomes apparent when one examines the June 28, 2007 United States Supreme Court Decision, Parents Involved In Community Schools v. Seattle School District . In a reversal of the 1954 Brown Decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that public schools could not use race as a…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, African American Students, Urban Schools, Race
Smrekar, Claire E., Ed.; Goldring, Ellen B., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2009
"From the Courtroom to the Classroom" examines recent developments pertaining to school desegregation in the United States. As the editors note, it comes at a time marked by a "general downplaying of race and ethnicity as criteria for the allocation of public resources, as well as a weakening of the political forces that support…
Descriptors: Busing, Race, Public Schools, Neighborhood Schools
Knoeppel, Robert C.; Brewer, Curtis A.; Lindle, Jane Clark; First, Patricia F. – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this study is to expand the definition of adequacy by adding soft skills as a measure of school productivity. The singular focus on academic standards inherent in education policy has prevented scholars from seeing the concept of adequacy through myriad perspectives and has contributed to a resegregation of schools. Education policy…
Descriptors: Productivity, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Pfeifer, Jennifer H.; Brown, Christia Spears; Juvonen, Jaana – Society for Research in Child Development, 2007
More than five decades after Brown v. Board of Education and four decades after the Civil Rights era, racial prejudice remains a national problem cutting across social class and culture. Although schools may seem ideal places to teach children about tolerance and harmony, there is little consensus on how to best reduce negative sentiments and…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Class, Civil Rights, Psychologists
Reyes, Augustina H. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
Fifty years after "Brown v Board of Education" inequalities in public education are evident in the disproportionate numbers of Black and Latino students who are held back, often do not graduate from high school, or are removed from school by unforgiving zero tolerance discipline policies. The National Center for Educational Statistics…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Minority Group Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Zero Tolerance Policy
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