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McMillian, M. Monique; Fuller, Sarah; Hill, Zoelene; Duch, Kate; Darity, William A., Jr. – Urban Education, 2018
This study uses a North Carolina administrative data set to analyze racial segregation and student achievement in Wake County during race-based and income-based school assignment plans. We find a modest increase in the level of racial segregation in Wake schools during the income-based plan, but compared with other large districts in the state,…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, School Segregation, Student Placement, Socioeconomic Influences
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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Hakuta, Kenji – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
The article is a commentary on "Evaluating English Learner Reclassification Policy Effects across Districts," by Joseph R. Cimpian, Karen D. Thompson, and Martha B. Makowski, which is a wonderful display of the power of combining current analytic methods, present-day educational data sets, practitioner-researcher collaborative…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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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Gándara, Patricia C.; Aldana, Ursula S. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2014
Background: Since the passage of "Brown v. Board of Education" in 1954, the demographic landscape of American schools has changed dramatically. By 2011, there were 12.4 million Latinos enrolled in prekindergarten to 12th-grade public schools, which constitutes 23.9% of the U.S. student population. A primary challenge that faces schools…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Court Litigation, English Language Learners, Bilingual Education
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Miller, Rhonda D.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2014
How to address the educational needs of students with limited English proficiency (LEP) is a particularly challenging and often controversial endeavor. Failure to address the needs of students with LEP often results in denial of meaningful educational opportunities and leads to disproportionate representation in special education programs. This…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, Language Proficiency, Legal Responsibility, Educational Needs
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Orfield, Gary – Educational Researcher, 2014
This article reviews the impacts of the civil rights policies framed in the 1960s and the anti-civil rights political and legal movements that reversed them. It documents rising segregation by race and poverty. The policy reversals and transformation of U.S. demography require a new civil rights strategy. Vast immigrations, the sinking White…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Political Issues, Legal Problems, Racial Segregation
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Roseboro, Donyell L.; Thompson, Candace M. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2014
Neighborhood schools engender the idea that schools can be integral community centers, with learning facilitated by the personal relationships developed among teachers, administrators, students, and parents. Neighborhood schools also have represented stigmatized segregated spaces located in communities with high poverty rates, low high school…
Descriptors: Neighborhood Schools, Middle Schools, Urban Schools, School Closing
Bozkus, Kivanc – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of this study is to research the evolution of policy of integrating children with disabilities into the general education settings in the U.S., keystone events that shaped the fates of disabled children and outcomes of policy decisions. According to the direction that these purposes provide, this paper tries to answer these questions:…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, School Desegregation, Racial Integration
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DeBray, Elizabeth; Blankenship, Ann Elizabeth – Peabody Journal of Education, 2013
Congress's role in defining and promoting equality of educational opportunity has evolved over the past 55 years since "Brown v. Board of Education." Most recently, all three branches of the federal government have focused more on equality of educational opportunity for "individual" students rather than for protected classes.…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Government Role, Federal Government, Federal State Relationship
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Taysum, Alison – Educational Review, 2013
This paper examines ways educational leaders engaging with doctoral research have worked for students' participation in education systems. Twenty-four interviews were conducted with educational leaders of schools, colleges, and districts in England and the US doing doctoral research. The findings reveal that the leaders identify US and English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Doctoral Programs, Neoliberalism
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Mavrogordato, Madeline – Peabody Journal of Education, 2012
Sixty years ago, federal guidelines regarding the instruction of special populations in American public schools were nonexistent. Racial minorities, language minorities, women, the poor, and those with physical and mental disabilities had not been identified as groups that needed special protections. Much has changed since then. Federal…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Language Minorities, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) On Anniversary of "Brown Versus Board of Education," Providing True Educational Equality for All Students…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Dropouts, Federal Aid, Politics of Education
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)
Rebell, Michael A. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2011
Raising academic standards and eliminating achievement gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students are America's prime national educational goals. Current federal and state policies, however, largely ignore the fact that the childhood poverty rate in the United States is 21%, the highest in the industrialized world, and that poverty…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Low Income Students, Constitutional Law, Equal Protection
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