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ERIC Number: ED520331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 71
Abstractor: ERIC
Integrating Suburban Schools: How to Benefit from Growing Diversity and Avoid Segregation
Tefera, Adai; Frankenberg, Erica; Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve; Chirichigno, Gina
Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles
This manual was written to help guide education stakeholders--including parents, students, school board members, community activists, administrators, policymakers and attorneys--in their efforts to promote racial diversity and avoid racial isolation in suburban school systems. Critical information on the current legal, political and policy issues that inform those efforts is provided. It first addresses the critical importance of creating diverse learning environments in racially changing suburban school districts. The manual then addresses the legal landscape governing school integration policy, in addition to outlining general principles for creating racially diverse schools. It also examines the vital role that teachers and administrators play in building successfully integrated schools and classrooms. The second half of the manual includes a number of specific examples of suburban school districts experimenting with strategies to promote integrated schools. The authors dedicate the final chapter to describing methods for building the political will in communities for voluntary integration policies. A list of further reading materials is provided at the end of each section. The appendix contains an extensive list of education and legal resources that may further assist in the reader's voluntary integration efforts. Fact sheets on magnet schools, redistricting, social science findings about school integration, the state of segregation, and transportation are also included.
Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles. 8370 Math Sciences, P.O. Box 951521, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521. Tel: 310-267-5562; Fax: 310-206-6293; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Students; Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Ford Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of California, Los Angeles, Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles
Identifiers - Location: California; Connecticut; Kentucky; Massachusetts; New Jersey; New York; South Carolina; Tennessee; Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Keyes v Denver School District Number 1; Milliken v Bradley